Here’s a few pictures from the first Triple Negative Breast Cancer Benefit ride. This past Saturday, August 29, was the event date, and I rode with my BF.
I must say that God truly blessed us with a wonderful day! We could not have asked for better weather.
I must say, that’s the longest I’ve been on a bike (about 3.5 hours) and I really enjoyed the experience.
Before we left Pete’s house we prayed for safety during the trip and a Pastor was at the Carroll Hospital Center to pray also. How awesome is that?
We left at 10:30 sharp, just like it was announced. You got to love when folks stick to a schedule, right?
We could not have asked for a better day to have a bike ride. Saturday was perfect bike riding weather.
Many thanks to all that were instrumental in organizing the event. The official coordinators are the two I’ve shown above, but there were many others that helped to make this event a success.
A lot of time went into making this run smoothly, and while I was not behind the scenes assisting the hard work put into turning this into a reality was recognized and appreciated.
Since we mainly took back roads, it gave us all an opportunity to truly appreciate Gods beauty that was on display.
I believe the ride was about 100 miles? During that time, we made three stops, the last being where the ride ended, at a local restaurant.
There was even an Elvis impersonator. Part of the proceeds of that meal was donated to the cause also.
For those who weren’t able to attend, you can still donate by going to the site located at the Rack Savers. The slogan is, Save the Racks!
And here is an explanation of Triple Negative Breast Cancer, which I copied I pasted below.
“A diagnosis of triple negative breast cancer means that the three most common types of receptors known to fuel most breast cancer growth–estrogen, progesterone, and the HER-2/neu gene– are not present in the cancer tumor. This means that the breast cancer cells have tested negative for hormone epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER-2), estrogen receptors (ER), and progesterone receptors (PR). Since the tumor cells lack the necessary receptors, common treatments like hormone therapy and drugs that target estrogen, progesterone, and HER-2 are ineffective. Using chemotherapy to treat triple negative breast cancer is still an effective option. In fact, triple negative breast cancer may respond even better to chemotherapy in the earlier stages than many other forms of cancer.”