In our Texas 4000 meetings we always begin with Ride Dedications. Ride Dedications are a way to remember those who have been affected by cancer, who we ride for and sharing their stories with others so that they ride with us in this fight. I have been very fortunate not to have immediate family members affected by cancer, but that is not true for those around me. I have been greatly affected by the struggles of my friend Kennedy’s family with cancer. To her, this organization means the world. I am humbled to represent her and her family. I also ride to promote awareness about second hand smoking and non-smoking lung cancer with asthma.
I ride to represent so many people physically fighting cancer, and all of those who are there for their loved ones but do not have the ability to bike.
I began with no one to mention for ride dedications, but in reality, I have many. I ride for my growing list of incredible human beings:
Norman Heunermund Jr.
Kathy Davis Wells
Gussie and Pop-Pop
Mary Jo Priem