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Hello everyone! I am very excited to see how much the team will grow this year. Last year we were able to raise over $14,000!!
2018 will be my second year as the team captain. I will be moving this summer so it will be my last year as the captain however I do plan to stay on the team and ride each year. This will be my 4th year riding. Each year I turn to my family, friends and coworkers for their help by way of making a donation and showing support in ways such as tagging along on a training ride. I love this event because even though cancer is a horrible disease, this event is surrounded by positive, happy, helpful people of all ages and athleticism.
I will be joined by hundreds of other cyclists who will have each raised a minimum of $200 for their team or for the Norton Cancer Institute. The Bike to Beat Cancer is a one day cycling event that includes a family ride and routes from 15 to 100 miles. My team, Just for Kids, will be raising money for the Pediatric Oncology Unit at Norton Children's Hospital to help with prevention, early detection, research and treatment for this disease, unit supplies or equipment, toys, games, meal vouchers etc. ANYTHING the unit needs to make the stay more comforting for the patient and their family. If you would like to participate in the ride this year and have any questions please feel free to reach out to me or check out the home page for more information. The event is on Saturday, Sept. 8th.
I am riding to honor all of the people I know who have been affected by cancer including Pat Happel, Harper Wehneman's family, Dannie Hinton, Sheryl Harper and Jen Heckel. In loving memory of Harper Wehneman who was diagnosed with a Wilm's tumor and lost her battle in December 2014 (above, on the left), and a young lady who became her friend throughout their treatments, Lydia Haycraft who was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma and lost her battle in November 2014 (above, on the right). Also fond memories of my fun loving grandpa, Bill Lester, who I miss every day. Sweet, oh so sweet Syliva Skaggs who lost her battle in 2017. A man I didn't have the pleasure of meeting, Denny Ofer, but am thankful to have fallen in love with his son, Todd and become part of his loving family. My grandma was a 3 time surviver of 2 different types of cancer however she was sent to Heaven in April of 2017 and is now my "bike angel" keeping me safe.
Please show your support by making a donation in any amount to this great cause. Don't forget it is a tax-deductible donation.
Thank you in advance for your help.