In the fight against cancer, no one rides alone. And so this weekend, I'm riding 62+ miles to support GRAB MY WHEEL a non-profit that provides physical, emotional and financial support to people with cancer and the institutions dedicated to finding a cure for this terrible disease. We believe that in the battle with cancer, no one should ever feel that they are fighting alone.

 Mama in 1994

Mama in 1994

I'm riding in memory of my mom, Mary Anne,  who lost her battle with leukemia 20 years ago. The best thing about our battle with CML was that we were not alone. We raised money, held bone marrow drives, endured chemo, radiation and a bone marrow transplant TOGETHER. Our slogan for everything was TOGETHER WE CAN FOR MARY ANNE. The community of friends - our church, my parent's friends, my friends, the whole city of Wilmington, work colleagues, workout buddies - all pitched in to get us through. They were there through the good, the bad, the ugly. I wish that love, grace, mercy and positivity for EVERYONE faced with cancer.

 Mama as Madonna in 1993. She was performing Like a Virgin for her tacky party with an Azalea Festival Garden Party theme.

Mama as Madonna in 1993. She was performing Like a Virgin for her tacky party with an Azalea Festival Garden Party theme.

I've been signed up for the ride for a while, but have been hesitant about raising money. Then I read more about GRAB MY WHEEL and the REX HEALTH CARE ANGEL FUND.

They step in for those in need - much like our friends stepped in for us. Our network of support was there for us for over two years during Mama's treatment. These two groups come alongside patients and their families to help them with their next steps.

If you know someone with cancer who might feel alone please consider a gift. If you know the son, or daughter or sister or brother or husband or wife of someone with cancer consider a gift today.

I know WE CAN FOR MARY ANNE.

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