Kristen's Fight Against Cancer
I'm joining hundreds of others to beat cancer by participating in the Bike to Beat Cancer, a one day cycling event to benefit Norton Cancer Institute. I want to make a difference for the thousands of people in my community touched by cancer. The funds I raise will stay right here, helping with prevention, early detection, research and treatment for this disease.
Please support my efforts to build hope and beat cancer! Thank you in advance for your help.
My Personal Web Log
Introduction & My Why
Hey everyone! Welcome to my page! I am extremely excited and nervous all at the same time as this is my first year doing this. My longest ride was 20.2 miles so far and I am doing the 35 mile ride this year (2018). I wanted to give you all some background as to my "why" for doing this. 14 years ago when I was 17 and in high school, I lost my mother to non-small cell carcinoma of her lungs. I watched her fight for 6 months until she passed while in a medical induced coma to keep her comfortable. She found out too late that she had cancer as it was in the 4th stage and the type she had was very aggressive. Treatments back then were not what they are today as I see articles all the time about people living with the type of cancer she had. I am currently working in the Research department at Norton Healthcare negotiating research study budgets, so in a way I am fighting cancer every day when I negotiate cancer budgets. I have a passion to find the cure and help all patients who have to face this horrific disease/condition. My heart goes out to every single one.
I truly hope one day we find a way to beat cancer and so with that said I am ready to begin training and ride in honor of Sherry K Carter; my mother who I miss and love very much. <3 God Bless!
Kristen D. Mohr
by Kristen Mohr on Fri, Dec 22, 2017 @ 10:45 AM