Hello all! I am sorry I have been absent for so long. Making life altering changes takes some time to adjust to. Let’s say I have been happier than ever and learned a lot about myself. It’s been a crazy, super exciting year for me!
My friend Liz and I will be doing the ride for Roswell this year again. The last time we rode was two years ago. You can see us here! Last year my youngest graduated high school the day of the ride so we just planned for 2016.
This year we are riding for the WGRZ Channel 2 team which we are super excited about.
I am truly passionate about this hospital and research facility. At Roswell Park Cancer Institute they make strides everyday in finding a cure. There are still TOO MANY people dying from this terrible disease.
The American Cancer Society posted this about cancer stats which is worth repeating.
1. In 2014, there will be an estimated 1,665,540 new cases and about 585,720 deaths from cancer of all age groups combined. The break down with kids is shocking; 10,450 new cases and 1350 cancer deaths are expected to occur among children ages 0-14. In the age group of 15-19, there will be approximately 5330 new cases and 610 deaths.
2. Anyone can develop cancer. 77%, however, are in people over the age of 55.
3. Most cancers can be prevented.
4. The 5-year relative survival rate for all cancers diagnosed between 2003 and 2009 is 68%.
If nothing else, we want this percentage up. The real goal is to find a cure. This is where you guys can help. Everyone is touched by cancer either directly or indirectly.
So please follow the click on the my donation page link here and sponsor me with any denomination you can. You can do it anonymously or dedicate your donation to someone affected by cancer. It’s up to all of us to find a cure.
Thank you all!