Team Just Cycle
Welcome to our team page!
We're participating in the Bike to Beat Cancer, a cycling event to benefit Norton Cancer Institute. We want to make a difference for the thousands of people in our community touched by cancer. The funds we raise will stay right here, helping with prevention, early detection and treatment for this disease.
Many of us have been touched by cancer, either personally or through a friend or family member.
Please support our efforts to build hope and beat cancer! Thank you in advance for your help.
To join our team or make a donation to any of my teammates, send me an e-mail and I'll get you set up.
Why we ride:
My name is Julia King. I am a first grade teacher at Westridge Elementary 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 2016 will be my 8th bike ride benefiting the Norton Cancer Institute. This will be my 5th 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.
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 friend and fellow teacher, Jeannie Lane- Bladder Cancer (http://www.jeannielanefoundation.org/)
My aunt, Carole Richardson- Pancreatic Cancer
I ride in honor of the following people who have fought cancer and won:
My aunt, Peggy White- Colon Cancer
My aunt, Rhoda Guenthner- Uterine Cancer
My cousing, Debbie Counts- Breast Cancer
My friend, Michelle Roberts- Breast Cancer
My friend, Kim Richardson- Colon Cancer
My friend,Melanie Weidemann-Breast Cancer
Kaylee Willard- Osteosarcoma
I ride because I am able and blessed. I ride because my dad lost his dad to bone cancer when my dad was 16 years old. I ride because a close family friend left behind two beautiful, amazing daughters and an incredible husband and father. I ride because of an amazing woman who found out she had cancer and immediately stated she would fight and she would win. I ride for the friends and family who are experiencing a family member or friend who is fighting cancer or has lost the fight. I ride because one day it could be me and I hope that through the work of many brilliant people that there will be a cure. I ride because I hope in some small way I can help make a difference.
I'm participating in the Bike to Beat Cancer, a 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 and treatment for this disease.
Please support my efforts to build hope and beat cancer! Thank you in advance for your help.
I have decided again to commit to the Bike to Beat Cancer 2016 on Sept. 17th. This will be my 7th year in participating on our "Team Just Cycle". I am dedicating my ride to four people: Bob Miklavcic, Mary Anne Fahy Copeland, Jack Marston, Jr and Patty Groves Allison.
In Jan 2016, my brother-in-law Bob Miklavcic was diagnosed with Stage IV Pancreatic cancer with liver metastisis. He is currently undergoing chemotherapy. Bob is 64 years old and a simple, gentle, hard working man. He has worked his whole life as a mechanic and a farmer. This is his biggest challenge.
Patty Groves Allison was one of my daughter¹s best friends from childhood. Patty was an amazing wife and mother to her husband Joe, her son Ethan and stepchildren Tabitha and Dustin. Patty fought with great strength her battle with colon cancer before ultimately succumbing to the disease in March of 2014. Patty was a fighter till the end. She lived her life to the fullest and gave so much to others throughout her life. Even during her most trying days, she always seemed to find the strength to be there and do all she could for others.
Mary Anne, my best friend from high school died in 2009 at age 56 from melanoma. Mary Anne was a first grade teacher who loved her children and worked hard to give them a good start. Her children loved her back. She was a kind and gentle person who fought a long hard battle with cancer.
Jack was a business friend who died in 2003 from lymphoma. Jack was 44 when he died and left a wife and 4 children. He was Vice President of Custom Data Processing (CDP), a computer software company that has provided data collection, billing and financial management services to local health departments and the KY Dept. for Public Health for over 25 years. Jack's good nature, sense of humor and customer driven business guidance are still missed today.
Please help support the Norton Cancer Institute, Louisville KY and their research into finding a cure for cancer. All of the money donated goes directly to patient care and research. Sponsors cover the cost of putting on the ride.
When my wife, Shannan, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in December 2012, we were referred to an oncologist at the Norton Cancer Institute. I had been contemplating riding in the Bike to Beat Cancer prior to Shannan's diagnosis. But, when the news came and Shannan started receiving what was truly excellent care at Norton, there was really no decision to be made. It's something I had to do.