Wednesday, August 5, 2009

For whom do I ride - A tribute to cancer Survivors, Warriors and those who have lost the battle

If it's not about me, then who is it about? These are the people for whom I ride.

Pip's dad Bill who lost his battle with cancer in August, 2007.
Bo's uncle Buddy who lost his battle with cancer on 1 August, 2009.
Jeni's aunt Barb who lost her battle with cancer on 4 August, 2009
Kip's uncle Bob who lost his battle with cancer on 5 August, 2009.

It's about my friend Jeni - cancer Warrior
It's about (my friend) Debbie's 8 year old son
James - cancer Warrior

Aunt Jeannette - cancer Survivor
co-worker and friend
Rachel - cancer Survivor
co-worker and friend
Valorie - cancer Survivor
co-worker and friend David - cancer Survivor

These are the people I ride for. As I have gone through this process over the last several days (has it only been that long?), my perspective has certainly changed. Cancer hits far closer to me than I ever thought it could.

Thanks to my friends and family who have made donations to the Palmetto Peloton Project in my name. But mostly, thanks to the strength of those who have fought and are fighting cancer - you are an inspiration.


  1. Thanks John. My 18 year old son Zach is also a cancer survivor. Jake

  2. JD, thanks so much. you know we will be pulling for you and I will mention you at Bob's cermony on 24 October. You can do it - just remember that feeling at the top of Mitchell!! kip


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