We ride until a cure is found
9 years ago, my son, Sam, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a bone cancer, in this left femur. The worst day of my life was the day he was diagnosed. Hearing your child has cancer puts everything into perspective.
11 months after diagnosis, he completed treatment. The treatment protocol followed was developed with the help of the MACC Fund. 23 years before his diagnosis, the MACC fund was formed. At that time, the survival rate for osteosarcoma was less than 20%; today it stands at over 85%. The work done by the MACC fund is a significant reason for this improvement in survival rate. Without the work done before his diagnosis, Sam may not have made it. Our family will forever be grateful to the work done by the MACC fund, with the help of previous donors.
As my way of giving back, I have ridden the Trek 100 for the last eight years. With your help, I have raised over $50,000 in the past to support the MACC Fund. I will truly be grateful for any donations of support
We have formed a team "Sam Says Sarcoma Sucks" - while we are not the fastest or best looking riders, we are some of the most motivated. We are always looking for more riders. If you are able, please consider joining us for the ride.
Sam survived. Others have not been so lucky. Sam made many friends while in treatment. We have attended too many funerals of these friends who did not survive.
We ride because they cannot and until a cure is found.
No child should ever hear the words "You have Cancer"
No Parent should ever hear the words "Your Child has Cancer"
Picture above is of Sam with Emma, also a cancer suvivor.
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