How far will you go FOR THE CURE? The bottom line is that cancer research leads to new treatments and more cures. This is what VeloSano is all about. It's a bike ride but more importantly it's a fundraiser. What makes VeloSano unique is that every dollar I raise is applied to cancer research at Cleveland Clinic.
I have dealt with family members and friends battling cancer throughout my entire life. I have lost three grandparents to the disease: one before I was even born, one when I was far too young to fully comprehend the situation, and one just a few years ago. I watched my brother's high school classmate fight and lose his battle with cancer. It has taken people from me and caused pain, suffering, and hardship for my family and friends for as long as I can remember.
I'm riding for the memories of these people that I will never forget. Hugging my grandparents, baking cakes as a child with my Grandma Sarah, and watching Alex Dobay leave the hospital during the worst stage of his disease and walk across the stage to collect his high school diploma. It is moments such as these that will last forever and live on long after cancer is a thing of the past.
I'm riding for the people whose fighting spirits give me hope and continue to inspire me each and every day. Seeing my best friend's dad, Dr. Marc Harrison, an All-American triathlete and 7 time Ironman, battle cancer and get back on his bike has given me hope and reminds me to push on every time I think of giving up. Seeing Alex Dobay smile every single day of his life and attack each day with a positive attitude continues to convince me that "impossible" really is nothing.
These are the stories and the people that have inspired me to fight back against cancer. Together, we can make this disease a thing of the past so that nobody ever has to hear the words, "You have cancer" again.
I'm riding for fighters. I'm riding for survivors. I'm riding for hope. But most of all, I'm riding for the cure.
- Benjamin Giust
It starts here. I need your help. Click the GREEN DONATE BUTTON on my page to make your gift today.
Thank you for supporting me. Thank you for supporting VeloSano 4 and cancer research. Every dollar makes a difference.