We began this ride in 2009 to honor of our nephew, Ian, who lost his valiant fight against ALL, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, at age 11. Just yesterday, I heard about a 14 year old in Philadelphia who needs our support and prayers as he too battles ALL. Cameron was diagnosed in November and has suffered many of the horrendous side effects of the chemo used to fight this disease. Cameron is a long distance runner and is, as a family friend said, running the marathon of his life now. Since Cameron is being treated in Philadelphia, it seems very appropriate that this leg of our ride takes us through Philly. We wish Cameron well and we hope that he feels all of the positive vibes that we send his way. We know that I Care I Cure and the research that the foundation funds will help many children who battle childhood cancer in the future. It is hard to be patient for these targeted therapies but all of those involved in I Care I Cure know that those gentler, more humane treatments are looming on the horizon. If you know of a child who needs our support, just let me know and we'll post the story here. Kids like Ian and Cameron are the Reason for the Ride!
We are off on Thursday night and Glenn will hit the Greenway on Friday! More soon!