I am riding in support of my wife, Katie.In August of 2012, she was diagnosed with lung cancer. A persistent cough (more like clearing your throat) was eventually found to be the result of fluid in one of her lungs.At this point, the cancer had already spread to her spine (i.e. - Stage 4 cancer) and we were told that it was neither operable, nor curable.We were both in shock.Not only had she never smoked, but Katie has always been the epitome of good health - eating healthy foods, exercising daily, etc.
For the 1st time in either of our lives, we are faced with learning as much about a disease that even the medical field has found no lasting answer for. Her life, and the lives of thousands of others, needs a cure. Cancer affects not only the individual who has it, but the entire family and circle of friends with whom they have developed beautiful relationships.
Katie is presently being treated at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and their affiliation with Fred Hutch Cancer Research gives us great hope for the future.I'm proud to join her in the Obliteride again this August, where we will join hundreds of others in their support of the research that is necessary to address this disease. Cancer has taken too many lives and is threatening too many more. Never has research been so close to finding a cure as it is today. We want to support Fred Hutch in finding that cure.
Please join me in this fight. Ride with me, donate to my ride, and tell others about Obliteride. Because while riding Obliteride might be hard, it's nothing compared to fighting cancer.