I ride for my mom and my Nana, who are both two time cancer survivors. My mom had hodgskin's lymphoma at 10 and breast cancer in her early 40s. My Nana had uterine cancer at 22 and breast cancer later on in life. I ride for both of them because despite any challenge, any obstacle, any cancer they both have always exemplified strength, selflessness, cheerfulness and beauty inside and outside .
I would not be the woman I am today if it wasn't for the independent yet still selfless; strong yet still nurturing; naturally charismatic, intuitive, and brilliant yet still grateful and hard working person my mother is. It is unfair that cancer robbed her of her childhood and it is not right she had to battle cancer again while being a mother to 6 kids ages 1, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 at the time. I ride in honor of my mother's resilience and in hope that someday we can live in world where children and mothers don't have to fight for their life against cancer.