A woman’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is now 1 in 8!

18 08 2008

I’m writing to you to thank you for your support both in funding breast cancer research and in my journey to become a healthier person.

If you have not yet had the chance to donate to the ride, this Wednesday is the final day to donate and have it counted for this ride.

This Saturday is the big day.. I will be riding 31 miles (with 2600 feet of climbing) to raise money for the Breast Cancer Fund, my first step towards my greater goal of riding in the AIDS Lifecycle next June (545 miles over 7 days).

If you haven’t seen or talked to me recently, let me tell you that my life lately has been pretty much all about being on my bike. I’m riding 4 to 5 days a week, averaging a total of 60 to 80 miles a week. This past Saturday I did my longest ride at one time, 25 miles. I have lost a total of 51 lbs since February 18th and I feel better than I have in years.

The most important reason that I chose to support this particular ride is because only 1 out of 10 cases of breast cancer is caused by genetic factors. That means that the work the Breast Cancer Fund is doing is badly needed.

Most of us know someone that has been affected by breast cancer. A woman’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is now 1 in 8.  Breast cancer prevention starts with the elimination of the environmental causes of the disease. Won’t you join me and make a difference?

Breast Cancer Fund’s Bike Against the Odds will be held Saturday, August 23, 2008. Donate or register today!

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