Why We ride: While our TEAM will forever be impacted by the loss of our "adopted" child Mariel, the inspiration for our ride in 2016, we know that she is with Jesus in heaven now; a beautiful 4 year old girl who loves music, French, and swimming. Since 2015, Mariel battled a very aggressive form of Leukemia, enduring bone marrow transplants, aggressive chemotherapy and a new immunotherapy treatment. Unfortunately we lost her here on earth on December 30, 2016. The family feels very strongly about the need for childhood cancer research because Mariel's immunotherapy was the result of 25 years of research. Their hope is in the years to come, there are many advances in immunotherapies.
Cancer is Gross agrees! and, through our riding and fund raising, we support that life saving research that will push the success rate for childhood cancers to new heights.
Mariel will forever be in our hearts, but we ride on...
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TEAM Cancer is Gross