Friday, July 28, 2017
Daily Thought
24 Hours of Booty – Today We Ride
Today we get to ride our bikes, something I love to do. I do it any time I can fit it in, but some people don’t have that possibility. Their lives have been taken from them by cancer. But I can so I will. For those who have beaten cancer, for those who currently battle cancer, and especially for those who have lost their fight with cancer, that is why we ride. Take a moment and reflect for those dealing with the effects of cancer. We are standing for them this weekend and we ride for all cancer victims. Thank you to all who make this very special weekend happen.
My love of cycling led me to this event over 12 years ago. I ride for all affected by cancer as well as with for my wife Suzanne who is a 40-year survivor. We live each day knowing someday it could return. We have decided to not sit back and wait, but to do something about it. My 17-year-old daughter Fern will ride with me this year in honor of her Mom. Please come out and support this effort to beat cancer, to stand up and be counted in this fight. There is still time to donate. This year we raised over $1.6 million dollars to be donated to Levine Cancer Institute right here is Charlotte. This ride really touches my soul, and I am better for it. Our team this year called Team Kinetic Heights a new team to fight cancer. It just blows my mind when I see 1,200 riders, hundreds of volunteers, sponsors, and most importantly countless donors who gave their gifts to help others. This is community building on an amazing scale with so many winners among us. I ride because I can, because I have to, because I want to. I plant my flag right here and say Cancer will not take my community without a very BIG fight
It should be an amazing 24 hours. Come out and enjoy the family atmosphere check out the Booty expo, and our rider’s tent. Thank you to the residents who have opened their neighborhood for us to be able to do this wonderful thing, and for all who have been a part of this vital mission to fight cancer.

“Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.” Albert Einstein

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