I have ridden with The Fireflies since 2004 when I was persuaded by Bryan Farhy and Jake Scott to," come to France and ride my bike for a good cause." Since then I have ridden the original FF West ride with 5 dear friends and watched our west coast ride grow to over 50 riders today. I have been touched sadly by cancer throughout the rides but this year especially is important to me. My Uncle Jimmy Carpello (The Carp) was diagnosed with Liver and Pancreatic cancer and was given a month to live in April. Unfortunately he succombed to this killer in June and I am dedicating every turn of the peddle to him.
Please help me if you can. I have seen City of Hope with my own eyes and witnessed the miracles they are achieving. Be a part of it.
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