We Did it Again!
Last Friday, we finished the final 18 miles and rolled into to a raucous reception in Washington, DC. Thank you to my friends at Lung Cancer Alliance for the warm welcome and for holding off the rain! It was a tough final week with bridges out, roads closed, a broken bike, lots of mud and rain for much of the ride. But with great help, great riding and lots of laughs, we finished Ride Hard Breathe Easy 2018.
The ride happened with the love and support from many people. Thank you to the riders and drivers (you know who you are) and everyone who joined the committees to put this ride together. And a special thanks to my wife, Beth. I thought of making improvements to my car, just like you will see below. And thank you to everyone who has donated this year. For those who still want to donate, you can do so by clicking HERE.
I Bet We Will Ride Again Next Year
The day after the ride finished, I returned the van up in Lancaster, PA. I then got a ride from the Uber driver, Melissa. As the two of us talked, I told her about the purpose of the bike ride and the first thing she said was that her Mom also died of lung cancer.
I am used to and yet still tired of hearing from so many people that they too know someone who has died of this disease. I see how hard The Bonnie J Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and Lung Cancer work every day to make a difference and I too want to do my part for families hit by lung cancer. We all know the statistics and the need to improve outcomes for patients. And I believe what we are doing with Ride Hard Breathe Easy is helping. And if so, we will continue again next year.
In the meantime, lets get ready for November, Lung Cancer Awareness Month, when we will ride around the world. Join the 430+ people on our club in Strava, ride a mile or more and help us meet our goal.
And That’s a Wrap!
Ride Hard Breathe Easy 2018 is in the books!