Jerry Jaffe was incredible. He was funny. He was smart. He was loving and kind. He was athletic and silly. He was my dad. He was diagnosed with cancer.
My dad, Jerry Jaffe, was diagnosed with AML (Accute Myleoblastic Leukemia) in 1985 and treated by Fred Hutch doctors in Seattle. He lost his battle with cancer in 1986 - when I was 9 years old.
Not a day goes by where I don't think of my dad. He is with me in everything I do. He guides me through life. I know if he were still alive he would be riding right next to me. Instead, I ride in his honor.
This year, one of my sons will ride along side my husband and myself in his grandpa's honor. My kids never got to meet their grandpa, but they know the love, devotion and strength he exuded.
Please join us and ride with us! Jerry Jaffe would have loved to have you on the team - even if he'd never met you before! The more the merrier. If you are considering riding Obliteride, we hope you'll ride with us.
And if you can't ride, we would love it if you made a donation to our team or one of our riders.
Every dollar counts! Thank you for standing with us as we stand against cancer!