Welcome to My Bike to Beat Cancer Personal Page
Welcome to my personal page!
My name is Julia King. I am a first-grade teacher at Second Street School in Frankfort, KY. I am not the most athletic person by any stretch of the imagination, but I am able to ride a bike. Though I am slow, I can ride and I can ride some pretty long distances.
The Bike to Beat Cancer 2019 will be my 11th bike ride benefiting the Norton Cancer Institute. This will be my 10th century bike ride- 100 miles in one day. When you think about it, it's pretty easy when you consider what a cancer patient goes through on a daily basis. This bicycle ride is what started my adventure into bicycling. Bicycling has had such a positive impact on my life. I have done some things I never dreamed I'd do and I've pushed myself harder than I ever imagined possible. On March 20, 2019, cancer struck my family once again. My Uncle Bud lost his battle with cancer. My Uncle Bud, Ira Clarence King, was my dad's brother. He was one of my favorite uncles growing up. I have very fond memories of him from my childhood. This year's ride is dedicated to him.
Why I'm Riding: I am riding in memory and support of people friends and family members who have lost their battle with cancer or who have fought the fight and won. I am also riding for those who will receive a cancer diagnosis in the coming months and years.
I ride in memory of the following people:
- My dad, Jimmy Ray King- Esophageal Cancer
- My Uncle- Ira Clarence King.
- My friend and fellow teacher, Jeannie Lane- Bladder Cancer (http://www.jeannielanefoundation.org/)
- My aunt, Carole Richardson- Pancreatic Cancer
When you participate in the Bike to Beat Cancer and raise funds, you are supporting Norton Cancer Institute through the Norton Healthcare Foundation.
Some of the areas the Bike to Beat Cancer will support are the prevention and early detection program, survivorship and clinical research. Learn more about Norton Cancer Institute.
Prevention & Early Detection Program. The Norton Cancer Institute Cancer Prevention & Early Detection Program focuses on under served areas in Greater Louisville, providing screenings to detect cancer in its earliest stages. In 2009, the program screened 2,597 individuals for cancer and diagnosed 19 individuals with pre-invasive or invasive cancer. Those are 19 people who now have a greater chance of beating cancer.
Survivorship Program. Norton Cancer Institute offers a unique survivorship program that helps people cope with life after cancer. The program provides assistance for patients and their families through survivor celebrations, seminars and counseling.,
Clinical trials. Norton Cancer Institute offers access to the same leading-edge therapies available at many other major cancer centers in the country.
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