For years, my dad has ridden the Courage Classic with other friends and family to raise money for Children’s—just because he loved riding and could do the work. I lived across the country, and honestly wasn’t all that into cycling. Then, a little over five years ago, he was diagnosed with a serious brain tumor. He survived, though: enduring brain surgery and a tough mix of chemo and radiation. And somehow he managed to ride the Courage Classic again that next summer while still undergoing chemo and radiation—and, for the first time, I rode it with him.
We’re doing it again for the first time since COVID shut everything down, and we’re doing it for the same reason he always did: to raise money for sick kids whose families shouldn’t have to worry about paying for treatment when they already have so much else on the line. I will keep riding this with my dad as long as he can physically do it, so that we can help those families and those kids. Thanks for your support!