Greetings Everyone and Thank you for Checking in……
Training continues to go well and we are excited for the future although exact events that we will be participating in are still being considered. There are many upcoming rides and monthly cycling challenges in which we can help to promote the cancer fight and the great work many organizations are doing to help those and their families that need it most.
Recently I had the honor and privilege to present a true cancer fighter his honoree 2015 Key to Keys Jersey. For those that were following along during the Key to Keys ride, each day we held a dedication circle where we were each given an opportunity to tell and share who we were riding for that day. The Dedication Circle experience remains one of the high points of the journey. The stories and emotions that were shared and the support given and support received was genuine, and for that I will truly feel blessed by the experience.
During one Dedication Circle I stated I was riding for Wes and that day I rode with Wes’ “I Ride For” button seen below. While I didn’t know Wes’ story completely or even met Wes, , I did know that he is the epitome of what the K2K journey was and should always be about, and that is and will always be, recognizing and supporting those impacted by cancer and helping to change lives in the process. He also should remind us as to the reason people with different visions and experiences should and can come together to help fight this disease and help to change lives in the process.
During K2K we rode for family, friends, and friends of family & friends that we may not have known directly and while they are no less important to the reason we rode, it was truly a remarkable experience to present Wes’ with this Jersey and in a single moment understand all the good that can come out of the K2K experience while seeing the smile on a young boy who should inspire us all to work and come together to make it so.
I would encourage all my readers to check out Wes’ story and the battles that he and his family are so courageously fighting by following the link below to his Caring Fund raising page. Please consider any size donation, after all “Kids Get Cancer Too”.
Thanks for checking in….
-Steve & Deb