Welcome to Nancy King's Bike to Beat Cancer page
Fighting cancer is a fight no one wants and no one deserves. My family has been so fortunate to not have fougt this fight. But that doesn't mean that I cannot help others fight, and that's why I'm riding in Norton Healthcare's Bike to Beat Cancer September 14.
I meet these heros nearly every day in my work as an X-ray tech. These brave men, women and children are gettting chemo injected into their spine, they often get portable chest x-rays and sometimes bone surveys. They are brave, they are patient, they are strong.
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 in Louisville helping with prevention, early detection, research and treatment for this disease.
I have ridden my bike regularly since I was a teenager, but my longest ride during all those years was about 20 miles. I decided to challenge myself and step up my fittness level by riding 35 miies. To meet this goal I've already started riding, both on the road and at the gym. And, I traded in my 30-year-old friend. I guess I hadn't even realized just how many years had passed since I purchased my old bike. It took me on so many adventures, rolling through the city streets and country roads in three states. It hauled my children who maxed out the trailer at 99 pounds together, we only road about 5 miles but it made our trips to the park so much more of an adventure.
So I will ride my new bike in the same spirit of adventure that I rode my old one. Please join me by supporting Bike to Beat Cancer.
Thank you in advance for your help.