My father went to the emergency room twice in 2006. It was very rare for him to be sick, and he went to the ER with the flu both times. I was 23 at the time and foolishly thought my dad should have been tougher than to go to the ER for the flu. I felt bad for him as he laid on the gurnee chucking bright green bile into a garbage can. The doctors and nurses scooted around him to get to other patients who had more serious issues. At that time, I had no idea how brave my father was. Twelve months later, he was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer; the same type of cancer which had claimed his twin brother and sister within the last 14 months. He was given a few months to live, refused treatment, and lived for less than three weeks.
VeloSano is the type of thing that my father would have supported. He was a very kind and generous person who gave regularly to those in need (often without my knowledge). 100% of money raised goes directly to cancer research at the Cleveland Clinic. Funds raised are not used to put on the event or pay salaries of those involved with the event. The researchers there are very dedicated to finding a cure for the leading types of cancers and applying those findings to other types of cancers. If anyone can figure this problem out, they can.
I am asking you for a $25 donation. 100% of your money will make it directly to the lab and will be used wisely by the researchers there. Thank you for your support so others in the future may not know the pain of cancer, and so Ari will have his dad around.