Training for the long ride
January 17, 2018
I am a retired USAF Chief Master Sergeant of 77 who over the past 34 years has been profoundly impacted by the scrounge of cancer. My first wife passed away from ovarian cancer as did my second wife. My sister, a USAF officer, RN, and mother of 2 small sons passed away of breast cancer at age 35. My best friend and his wife passed away from bladder and pancreatic cancers, I often wonder why them and not me. I know first hand how very valuable the American Cancer Society (ACS) has been assisting cancer victims and their families, and also the contributions they have made to find cures for this terrible disease.
Beginning March 3rd, 2018 I will be riding my bicycle across the US, a ride of nearly 3,600 miles, dedicated to the memories of those I’ve lost with the fervent hope that people will make a donation to the ACS to help its great mission. Please donate an amount that you’re comfortable with according to your means. Each dollar will significantly aid the ACS. I can guarantee you the reader will become a cancer victim, or a caregiver to a cancer victim, or will lose a loved one to cancer. The help you give now may well benefit you or your loved ones at some future date.