Dear Friends and Family,
Everyone has been touched in some way by cancer. Either through friends, Coworkers, famliy or your own experience, you have are aware of the physical and psychological effects of a cancer diagnosis.
This July will bring the fourth of Velosano, a bike riding event in support of cancer research at Cleveland Clinic. I hove chosen to participate by riding 210 miles out from Cleveland, to Wooster, Ohio, and back over two days for very personal reasons.
This year is very special to me for two reasons. First, and most importantly, I'm now 5 years cancer free after my treatment at Cleveland Clinic. Secondly, as some of you know I crashed heavily in this event last year and ended up in surgery twice for my shoulder. After working through rehab, its doubley important to me to get out there and finish what I started last year.
Some of you know I love cycling. I found it ironic that I was out on my bike enjoying the fall colors in October, 2012, when I got a call from our insurance agent. He said I had failed an insurance physical because they had found my Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) was elevated, the insurance company thought I had cancer, and I should call my family doctor. And of course he ended with a "sorry, but have a nice day."
It turned out I was found to have a low grade (thankfully) prostate cancer and I went on to have treatment at Cleveland Clinic. . The side effects of treament can be significant. We really do not know exactly who to treat, when to treat or how aggressivly to treat this disease. Genomic research like that at Cleveland Clinic can help target the right treatment to the right person.
VeloSano is more than a fundraising event. It’s more than simply a bike ride. VeloSano is a movement with the goal of bringing an entire community together to help one another. I’ve joined the movement in VeloSano, and I need your help to raise money for the cause. 100% of the money I raise will support lifesaving cancer research. The goal is to bring sustainable funding to cancer research by enlisting the passion and energy of thousands of people who wish to give back…including YOU!
Thank you for your support of my VeloSano fundraising campaign. Donate today!
How far will you go for the cure?
Thanks to all of you