On Saturday, I will by cycling 62 miles (100 km, which we call a metric century) in the Trek 100 and am looking for pledges. All money goes toward research into fighting childhood cancers. Currently, I’m $14 short of my goal of $124, which is $2 for each mile biked.
For me this is personal in two ways. First, I have a cousin who survived pediatric ovarian cancer, which is almost unheard of. I also lost a friend in high school to bone cancer. he was immensely brave. He’d joke about it, and he never let on he was losing his fight.
The second reason this is personal is how far I’ve come to battling fibromyalgia. I only started these long bike rides last year, and it’s been a long road to get this far. Last year, I huffed and puffed through the ride. Hopefully, this year I can be more graceful, although the long winter and short spring have hampered my training.
If you’re interested in pledging a few dollars for cancer research in support of me busting my ass to get across a finish line, please visit my pledge page at http://2014trek100.kintera.org/cassiebeyer. Thank you.