After a 2 1/2 year battle with ovarian cancer, my wife Carolyn died December 27, 2017. Over the course of her ordeal, as the cancer spread, and as keeping her alive became more and more consuming, I lost touch with many of the things that make life so rewarding. Including cycling.
I entered 2018 dazed and devastated, but with a commitment to re-engage in life. Biking plays a huge role in that—the exercise burns a lot of anxious energy, and rides down long, empty roads give me plenty of time to reflect.
So it's fitting, I think, that the sport that's given me so much is now also a means to contribute to a deserving cause, as well.
I'm riding the Fireflies 2018 Tour in Carolyn's honor, her love and memory forever in my heart.
I'm raising funds by riding my bike in support of City of Hope's fight to find cures for cancer. Please join me by sponsoring my participation in the Fireflies West San Francisco-to-Los Angeles ride.
Riding a bike 7-8 hours a day over seven days and 630 miles is demanding, but it's nothing compared to the courage, perseverance and spirit that Carolyn — and millions of ther cancer patients— had to summon as they face this terrible disease.
I made a commitment to City of Hope and I have a lot of work ahead of me to reach my fundraising goals. I need your help. Even small donations add up to make a big difference.
So go ahead. You can do it!Just click the big "Donate Now" button to make a tax-deductible donation. It's that easy, and it's that important to me.
City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Their researchers discover treatments that revolutionize how patients across the nation battle their diseases. And their physicians, surgeons and expert staff give life-saving care with compassion and comprehensive support. Since its beginnings more than a century ago, City of Hope has touched the lives of countless individuals facing the challenge of disease and has given them hope.