I ride for the strongest women I’ve ever gotten the chance to know.
I ride for Ashley Gustafik, a student of my mom and a close friend of our family. She was so kind and could light up any room she walked into. Ashley lost her long battle with Leukemia in the winter of 2015 at just 16 years old.
I ride for Aunt Mary-Lee, Aunt Janet, and Mrs. Andrews. 3 mothers and role models who’ve taught me countless lessons throughout my life. I ride for the hope that they share and the many lessons I still have to learn from them.
I ride for Aunt Tricia, my dad's sister who chose to live life fully after her diagnosis and lost her short battle in 2016.
I ride for Mrs. Martinez, one of my best friends moms. She lived in Stage 4 for 5 years and is the biggest example that a positive attitude can push you further than you ever thought possible. She never let cancer stop her from living a full, radiant life.
I ride for moms, aunts, sisters, daughters.
For families and friends.
For hope, knowledge, and charity.
For those who can’t.
I ride so someday people won’t have to.