Five is my new lucky number for a few reasons. I turned 50 this year, this is my 5th year riding in the PMC and it is also my 5th year cancer anniversary. At 5 years post diagnosis and treatment the world of oncology considers you “cancer-freee” and sends you off into the world of “normalcy”. Does this mean I will stay cancer-free? Maybe not–but for now it’s the baseline number doctors use to end treatment on breast cancer….
So I ride again, in hopes that we find more preventative cures and do not give the cancer a chance to return to me or anyone else around me.
It’s a tall order– this cure for cancer–but I’d rather be doing something to fight for that cure than sitting around complaining that it will never happen.
Won’t you join me in that fight? I know many of you aren’t lucky enough to have the time to train and ride in the PMC (actually, I am not sure where I will find the time this year–but that’s another story)–so instead of riding, you can join me by donating to mine and Susan’s ride. With us doing the sweating and your contributions to our fundraising goal we can all work together for the same goal–an end to this horrible plague that is afflicting too many of our loved ones —
So for myself as well as my Mom who died of Colon Cancer and my Dad who died of complications due to Esophageal cancer and my Brother-in-Law Bob who was struck down far too young from Kidney cancer, for Steve and Meg and Susan N., and for Linda who is battling it as we speak, as well as the countless others in all our lives who battle this disease every day ………
………………………………………………………..Team “Kicked By an Angel” Thanks you!