I'm riding: Big Hitter

Team: TEAM Ruth

ID: 61009

Lifetime total: $1,475.00

Start time: 8:15 AM - Wave 3


I ride for many reasons. First I am riding for TEAM Ruth in memory of my husband's grandmother, Ruth Wood, who fought and won her battle against breast cancer, but years later lost her battle to liver cancer in February 2014. She was an exceptional woman who lived life to the fullest.
I also ride in memory of my grandmother, Ihlarae Bonnell who lost her battle with pancreatic cancer in March 2012. As well as in memory of my grandfather, Thomas Clemente who lost his long battle with bone cancer in January 2012.
I ride for Ward, the father of a dear friend of mine, who was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. This was my second home growing up and I hold this family very close to my heart. I ride for him, his wife, and his children as the embark on the journey and battle for him to become a survivor.
I am also a nurse, and I ride for the patients and families that I have sat with, held hands with, cried with, prayed with, and hoped with as a doctor has told them that they have cancer and will begin the fight for their life.
I ride to find a cure for cancer. I ride to find a way to prevent cancer. I ride so that the future of science and medicine can be today.