I really hate cancer. Since I hate it so much, I will be riding in this event in hope to raise awareness in the fight against cancer.
I have chosen this event since the money raised is going to help MD Anderson develop a cure one day. I am riding in honor of my cousin AJ, Mrs. Ledbetter, Luke Novick, and my Dad.
My cousin AJ lost his fight 6 years ago, and I miss him very much. He had the special ability to put smile on anyone. AJ could light up any room with his energy and attitude. His love for sports, and his family will never be forgotten. I ride to honor him, and his amazing spirit.
Just recently one of my best friends lost his mother, Mrs. Ledbetter, to a very long and trying battle. Mrs. Ledbetter had a huge heart that was filled with love and laughter. She was one of the most caring and giving persons I have ever met in my entire life. I know that she is extremely missed by many of her friends and family. I ride to honor her, and her amazing family.
Luke and my Dad are both survivors, and are examples of why awareness to the fight against cancer is needed. Luke is the brother of an old friend, and has the courage of a lion. His positive attitude and strength throughout his fight has been an inspiration. My Dad is a survior, and is a reason why this ride is so important. MD Anderson did an amazing job helping him, and us through his battle. I will never forget how strong and calm he was through his battle. His ability to stay calm, and collected through his personal fight placed perspective on so many things in life.
Thank you if you are able to donate to a very worthy cause. If not, any kind words of support or encouragement is just as important.