Imagine your little one, not even a year old yet, diagnosed with cancer. Retinoblastoma to be precise, a cancer of the eye. The only cure is remove the eye.
That is only the beginning of Melina’s story. Melina is who my brother rides in honor of this year.
Ride for Roswell is a bike ride ranging from 3 miles to 100. My brother, his father-in-law, and our dad will be riding 44 for the seventh straight year. Part of their route will take them into Canada. For a few minutes we’ll be in the same country at the same time. However, more importantly, their ride is part of a fundraiser for Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
My brother’s goal is to raise $1,000 for this cause. The money raised will be used in researching the sciences in the treatment and prevention of cancer. Like shrinking lung cancer tumors with Vitamin D. Or researching a vaccine for glioblastoma, a malignant brain tumor. Or toward enhancing the treatments and therapies already in practice. Science in its purest form.
Cancer has touched us all in some way, shape or form. Perhaps you are a survivor. You know a survivor. You know someone fighting the battle right now. Or perhaps, sadly, you lost someone to cancer. We all understand the support that is required to beat it. Lets work together to kick cancer’s ass.
Please visit my brother’s page – Bradley Wood’s Fundraising Page. There you can read the rest of Melina’s story. Also, if you can spare a few dollars, help him reach his goal. No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.
There is also a link in my sidebar to the right that will remain there until the ride in June. Help me help him spread the word and share any way you please.
My brother and Melina thank you.