In 2006, I personally witnessed the impact of cancer not only on patients but on their families as well. My mother lost the battle against it quickly and left us wondering what we could have done sooner if anything. Not knowing how to deal with the loss of my mother, I took on endurance sports, including cycling, as a way to cope. Fast forward 5 years, I heard of Team Will and their great work that they have been doing for the past few years raising awareness and money for children battling cancer and their families. I cannot imagine the emotions that families go thru while witnessing their young ones bravely battling cancer but it is good to know that organizations like Team Will exist to help those families in need and allow them to focus on what matters most: their child. The more I learned about Team Will and how they utilize cycling to help in the battle against cancer, the more I needed to get involved.
“Go the Distance 2012” is set for June 24 - July 3, 2012. This time riding from San Francisco, CA to Boston, MA, in 10 days, Team Will plans to cross 14 states, visit 18 hospitals and participate in 7 community rallies with a goal of raising $125,000 for family support services and childhood cancer research. For more information, please visit: www.team-will.org