This year I am riding in memory of my Father and Grandmother who both passed away from cancer. My Father passed away at the beginning of this May from Brain Cancer. I was not sure if I would have the courage to ride this year as it is still so fresh, but when we first learned of his diagnosis this was something he wanted us to do together, so I am pushing forward. My dad was my best friend and it is very hard knowing he is gone. I am riding this year in hopes that one day no one has to know the heartbreak of losing a loved one to cancer. Dad and Grandma, I miss you both with all my heart and cannot wait to ride in your honor. I know you will be there with me.