Over the past few years cancer has come into both Jody’s and my life. Two of our sisters developed breast cancer and Jody’s dad, Tom Adams, passed of lung cancer not long ago. The horrible insight that accompanied those events was how commonplace they were. Nothing like seeing cancer in someone connected to you to wake you up to the fact that everyone either has had a family member or someone whom they love with cancer.
Two years ago we joined the effort to make cancer the exception, rather than the rule. Jody founded a cycling team to ride in the PanMassChallenge. All of us, friends and family of Rialto, helped raise $65,000. The PMC is the largest cycling fundraiser in the United States, with 100% of rider raised donations going to support the Dana Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund.
Team Rialto-Trade is coming on line for 2013. We share a love of food, wine, seeing the world over a set of handlebars, and doing our bit in the struggle against cancer. For some of us, this will be a personal best, the longest two-day ride of our lives. For others, it will be a renewal of a promise made last year–fighting cancer. But before that there will be riding, lots of riding, and hills, lot of hills, and fund-raising, LOTS of fundraising.
Just to be clear – the cause is raising money for cancer research; the ride is the reward.
Click here to support Team Rialto-Trade via Jody’s PMC online page.
The link will redirect you a secure online donations page. Thank you. Go Team R-T!