Cancer patients have daily challenges that last for months and years. I am riding as a personal challenge to myself in memory and in honor of several close friends and family members.
I am riding in memory of my daughter McKenzie. She was diagnosed with cancer in December 2004, at the age of 20 months. She fought a very brave battle but lost her fight in February 2007, a few months shy of her 4th birthday. McKenzie truly meant the world to my wife and I. She was our first child and our world revolved around her.
I will think about my daughter and all cancer patients during the training and the ride. They all experience much more severe challenges on a daily basis. This will inspire me to train harder and to stay mentally tough during the tough times. Cancer patients have to continuously do this throughout their treatments.
I hope to bring more awareness of cancer and the journey of cancer patients. I also hope to raise enough money to actually make a difference.
My message to cancer
"You may have won some battles but you haven't won the war".
BMS and cancer patients worldwide are continuing the fight.