Ride once, twice or all summer long!
June 17, July 22, August 19 & September 16 (8:00am)
You are invited to meet at the Healing Garden to ride our half-metric or metric course in honor of those challenged by cancer. Queue sheets below.
Snacks and water will be left for you and the building will be open for use of the facilities.
Click here sign up (there are no fees)
Donations are welcome.
Ride on June 17th in honor of client, Amanda! Read her story – in her own words:
In 2011, I was diagnosed with my first bout of breast cancer. It was DCIS, Stage 0 – it always seems odd to me to have a Stage 0 for anything, but there you are. I had a lumpectomy and radiation, was put on Tamoxifen and went on my merry way, thinking that I hadn’t really had cancer and the whole thing was basically a non-event. After all, I wasn’t someone whose cancer was invasive, so I didn’t need to worry.
Three years later, I became someone when my oncologist found a mass in my other breast. This time I had invasive lobular cancer that had spread to my sentinel nodes. It was also discovered that I was BRCA2 positive. I had a double-mastectomy, an oophorectomy, chemo, radiation, Arimidex, the works. But I didn’t need to worry too much as I wasn’t someone whose cancer had metastasized.
Another three years and I was admitted to the hospital with acute anemia. After three days in the hospital, the news came down after a scan (one year ago in April), that my breast cancer had spread to my bones, and now I am Stage IV, looking at palliative care for the rest of my life, unless I can find my way to being a medical miracle. (If any of you know how to make that happen, please let me know).
It took me a little while with cancer #2 to find my way to the Healing Garden’s doors, but once I did, I felt like I had come home to the most wonderful, caring place. If you don’t even take the people who work there, the building itself is imbued with the most amazing healing energy. Just walking from the parking lot, I can feel a sense of calm descend, and as for the garden room, well, I think I could spend the rest of my life sitting in there (Meg, can I move in??). Once you add in the people, the whole place sparkles with magic, the magic of having a home where, as a cancer patient, either current or post-treatment, you feel as if you are seen, heard and fully supported.
COMBINE BOTH MAPS FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO DO A METRIC RIDE.
Please note this series is not a supported event but is designed to offer a time & place for folks to share in the joy of cycling