A friend once told me, “It’s not okay to sit back and let things happen when you can make a difference!” This has been the perfect mantra for me. Until I’m unable to make a difference, I am responsible to make a difference!
I’m excited to be a part of Team Will and help respond to the needs that children and their families face when affected by childhood cancer. This will be my sixth time riding across the country with Team Will and I am honored and humbled to participate again. The more children I meet fighting cancer, the more I become aware of the strains the cancer battle has on an entire family. I also am continually inspired by the courage these children display as they often are pillars of strength for all around them, especially when times get tough. That is why I consider these courageous children “heroes” and agree in Team Will's mission to support these "heroes" and their families.
My hope is to bring encouragement to each child I meet and raise support to assist families burdened with the financial strain of the cancer battle. I also hope as people learn about the stories of our heroes they will be inspired to make a difference too. Heroes I'll be riding for his year include William Kiefer, Kaden Woodall, Danny Feltwell and Nicole Ray.
For this trip, I’m excited that my son, Joshua, will be joining me. Together, as Team Scarberry, we hope to raise over $10,000 to support families with children who have cancer.
The Team Will Tour is modeled from Team Will's cornerstone event “Go the Distance.” The Tour is set for July 5 – 11, 2015. We will be riding from Sacramento, CA to Knoxville, TN in 7 days while crossing 9 states, visiting 7 hospitals and participating in community activities with a goal of raising $75,000 for childhood cancer awareness and family support services.