BENEFITING: BITE ME CANCER
Join us to watch Rich Raley as he drives 440 miles through the Death Valley and the Mohave desert on his KTM desert racing motorcycle from L.A. to Vegas!
The ride will be for the purpose of raising money for the The Bite Me Cancer Foundation, an organization that focuses on teenagers and young adults with cancer by raising money for research grants and hospital support for the patients. Thyroid cancer is the fastest increasing cancer in both men and women. While it can affect any ages, men or women, more than 2/3 of the cases occur in women. However, of all cases of thyroid cancer, only 5% occur in children and teens.
Thyroid Cancer can be curable if caught in the early stages. It has even been deemed as “The good cancer”. But as Nicole Ferraro clearly states on her “Bite Me Cancer” page, “The only good cancer is NO cancer”. Regardless of it’s survival rates, it’s rate of growth has grown 300% in the past 10 years! While the prognosis for most thyroid cancer patients is very good, the rate of recurrence can be up to 30%, and recurrences can occur even decades after the initial diagnosis. Despite these increasing numbers, since it is not as “deadly” as other cancers, research is severely underfunded and therefore underdeveloped. More research on this phenomenon needs to occur, and YOU can make it happen!
At the age of 17, Rich Raley’s daughter Madeleine was diagnosed with Papillary thyroid cancer. Through Madeleine's experience, Rich has seen in action the lack of research that goes into this disease. For a cancer so “easy” to fix, it certainly hasn’t been easy for everyone and he’d really like to give back. To read more about the inspiration behind the ride, visit richadventures.net, Rich Raley’s brand new personal blog, and read his most recent Trip Report!
Pledge to help fix this solution by donating money to Rich’s fundraiser! We want to stress that most importantly, any offering will help! No amount is too small, no amount is too great, and everything you give is helping a cause that needs people like you and me to contribute!
Be sure to check richadventures.net for updates on the fundraiser and progress on the fundraising!!