The ride is in memory of my sister Barb who was promoted to heaven on May 17, 2018, after a 6.5-year battle with melanoma. It is also in honor of my sister-in-law Monica Pollen who continues the battle against melanoma and breast cancer. Barb & I planned the ride and she bought the bike I will be using for the ride.
The ride is epic but, so little compared to fighting melanoma and other cancers. The fight against cancer is physically, emotionally and spiritually draining. Even the diagnosis of cancer can rock your world. Seeing the battle up close and personal is absolutely brutal.
My sister’s favorite number was 4 because she was born on 4/4. In fact, she turned 44 on 4/4/4 which is the source of the goal.
My sister Barb was one tough cookie. Sweet and wonderful on the outside but strong and tenacious on the inside. It is a surprising combination both in a cookie and a person. Just like baking a cookie, her cancer was like refining fire, like gold being refined, all that does not matter was burned off and only the pure brightness of gold or in her case the inner being remained. She came out a shining light. She was one tough cookie.
Brad, awesome cause and well done...We were praying for you all the way! Sue & Jim Cerroni · 1 year ago
Well done my friend! · 1 year ago
This is such an awesome thing you are doing Brad. I am sure your sister is watching you from heaven and is smiling as she sees you make this journey. · 1 year ago
What an incredible journey to make in honor of your sister. · 1 year ago
Brad - meeting you/riding with you at Casa 2018 ride I was impressed by Team Barbie bike and by you. But now after your inspiring, successful ride I must say I am in awe at your mental, physical, spiritual strengths. I want to donate some more 4’s · 1 year ago
Great adventure for a great cause, have been following your journey · 1 year ago
Awesome trip Brad I’m sure Barbie is watching over you. · 1 year ago
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