Why do I ride? Plain and simple I ride because cancer SUCKS! I have never met another human being that has not been affected by cancer in one way or another. I ride because I feel that there is a great chance that I will live long enough to see a cure for cancer in my lifetime. I ride because there are brilliant people in this world that need the research money to find a cure. Most importantly I ride because of my mom. My mom was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in 2002. At the time the outlook and treatment options were not that great. She packed up and moved to Little Rock, AK to be seen by some of the best research doctors at the time. Through their aggressive treatment of the disease she was able to return home to Columbus, OH and be with her family. The amount of progress that has been made with Multiple Myeloma research and treatment since 2002 is nothing short of amazing. Through fundraising and advancements in science, families no longer have to seperate to move to other states for treatment. I know that every dollar makes a difference because I have seen it first hand. My mom has been in remission for a long time and gets to see her grandchildren grow up and get to be around family and friends constantly. There are many other families out there that don’t have the same ending and I ride for them and everyone that is affected by cancer.