BENEFITING: City of Hope
EVENT DATE: Sep 01, 2014
First I would like to thank all my family, friends,sponsors, Chirst Our Redeemer Church and partcipates who are helping with my goal of raising 1,000,000 dollars for prostate cancer research at the City of Hope located in Duarte CA. Let me get right to the heart of the matter. I am planning to ride my bicycle from Irvine CA to Sarasota FL. The ride is over three-thousand miles. It will take me approximately forty-five days depending on weather and other unforseen circumstances. This is my story. Three and half years I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. If you have ever had a serious medical condition, your mind begins to ask all kinds of questions, such as will I survive, and what quality of life will I have if I survive are just a few. After hearing this news my soon to be wife and I begin searching for the right way to fight this terrible disease. I thought maybe a change of diet, exercise and lifestyle would defeat this cancer and in some cases it does but not in mine and so many others. We searched many different resources and by the grace of God my fiancee found the City of Hope. I have been to many hospitals for friends and family through out my life but I have never experienced one that showed as much compassion, concern, professionalism and follow-up as The City Of Hope. I say that with all honesty. Their research puts City of Hope as one of the leaders in the world in fighting cancer. I know this from careful investigation on my part. I recommend them highy. People come from all over for City of Hope services. So after great success my surgery by Dr. Tim Wilson Chief Surgeon has given me my health back. I want everyone to know this is a long process the battle with cancer and should be taken very seriously, so do your physical exams and blood work every six month to a year for early detection of any kind of disease.