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Ride for the Cure - PonyExpress 2000
I am raising money for breast cancer research as part of the Pony Express Round-Up 2000 in July.
Breast Cancer Facts
Incidence and Epidemiology
Why Am I Doing This?
Two years ago, I rediscovered motorcycles. When the Pony Express riders passed through Seattle, I joined my friends Barb and Jim Horton for the lunch. All I could do that year was write a check -- I hadn't bought a bike yet! But I vowed then that in 2000, I would be a participant.
When I began riding in 1998, I didn't envision becoming an every-day rider. I didn't envision becoming a Motorcycle Safety Foundation instructor, either! But both transpired.
This trip is allowing me to meet some personal challenges (6K miles, basically solo, on new roads, new states, desert, mountains) and at the same time, to feel that I am helping to ever-so-slightly make the world a better place (by helping raise money to fight breast cancer).
No, there's no breast cancer in my family. But I have had friends and friends-of-friends who have been touched by the disease. My mother had a stroke 10 years ago; I well remember the helpless feeling, trying to cope with this disease. Somehow, fighting the fight for breast cancer just feels "right."So I'm off on 1 July for a grand adventure! Through the generosity of friends, family and co-workers, I have raised almost $4K for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. This accomplishment gives me a small glow.
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Kathy E. Gill