This is my second year participating in the Ride for Roswell. This event was something I’ve wanted to do for quite some time so, needless to say, last year was very exciting for me. The energy at the Ride was absolutely amazing. I immediately decided that this is an event that I will be participating in for the foreseeable future. You are raising money for such an immensely important cause, and there is such a sense of pride that comes with it. That’s what part of that energy was about. Everyone was proud to be doing something to help. Everyone was fighting the same fight. The fight against cancer.
At one point you may have had to use the strength of a warrior to overcome cancer. At one point you may have felt the pain that comes with hearing a loved one has cancer. Cancer affects everyone in one way or another.
When I first registered to Ride, I did so and will continue to do so in my dad’s memory. He was my warrior, and he always will be. We watched the need for support and strength from the moment a cancer diagnosis was given. This time period was so emotional in all of our lives. My dad made it through so much. Surgeries, chemo, radiation. He did it all, and he did it all with the hope that things will be better. This is why I ride. So we don’t have to hope.
I thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart for considering donating to Roswell Park, and for taking the time to read my story.