Growing up, I had seen friends and loved ones battle this disease but never understood the toll it can take on a person. This changed when I found out that my grandfather had been diagnosed with terminal cancer last year. I ride for my Grandpa and Grammy because the strength they showed during this time was inspiring. Unfortunately, it's very hard to find someone that has not been affected by this disease in some way. Through all of the tragedy that cancer brings, the bond that is formed within the family and community is simply amazing. This is a bond that allows us to make connections with complete strangers because we may have a small understanding of what the other person is going through. I ride for family and friends and anyone who has been touched by this terrible disease. I ride so children do not have to understand what it feels like to grow up without a parent. I ride so no parent has to understand what it feels like to outlive their child. If I can ride for you or anyone you know, please reach out to me - I would love to hear from you!