As I wrote about in my post†Damn You, Cancer, Cancer and I have been going mano-a-mano lately. Iím grateful Iím not battling it personally, but it seems to be all around me these days.
My dear friend Susan Aisha Masri (who I wrote about in†Eulogy of a Sister Goddess) just succumbed this month, less than two months after her diagnosis. And my friend and fellow author†Mike Robbins just lost his beloved mother. And two more of my close friends are battling late stage cancers as I write this (cancer, you donít wanna mess with these two – theyíre TOUGH COOKIES!)
And five years ago, I lost my father to metastatic melanoma six months after he beat prostate cancer.
Sheesh, Cancer! Do you really have to be so ruthless?
Fortunately, thereís something I can do to put Cancer in his place – and you can help me.
My sister-in-law Kim Rankin is riding†Pelotonia to help fight cancer. Pelotonia is a grassroots bike tour with one goal: to end cancer. It is a cycling experience that starts in Columbus, Ohio on August 19 and lasts for 3 days.† What’s different about this ride, when compared to many cancer-fighting races, is that 100% of every donation will fund research at the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. So far this year, the 4,047 Pelotonia riders have raised $3,822,205, and the number grows every day.
To ride in Pelotonia, each rider needs to raise money. This year, my sister-in-law is training her patooty off to ride 100 miles, but to qualify, she needs to raise $1,800.† She joined The Limited’s Victoria’s Secret team this year, and theyíre matching dollar for dollar after $600. Ever dollar counts.
Please support Kim and help us all beat Cancer by donating even $5 in honor of someone you know who has battled cancer or just because you want to help.
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May we all show Cancer whoís boss. And may you all heal, connect, and thrive.
Kicking Cancerís ass,
Lissa Rankin, MD: Founder of†OwningPink.com,†motivational speaker, and author of†Whatís Up Down There? Questions Youíd Only Ask Your Gynecologist If She Was Your Best Friend and Encaustic Art: The Complete Guide To Creating Fine Art With Wax.
Learn more about†Lissa Rankin here.