The Ride to Conquer Cancer

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By Heather Fitzpatrick


In September the first Ride to Conquer cancer event will be held. It’s a 150-mile bike ride through DC, Maryland and Virginia.

This event is so important to honor those fighting now and those we’ve lost. I learned something staggering that I wanted to share. Today, 4,200 people across the US will hear from their doctors something like this- “I’m sorry, you have cancer.”

I can tell you that those words are the most frightening to hear. I never imagined at age 41 I would be diagnosed with cancer. I was terrified. I fought hard and I am in remission now. I’m so thankful my treatments worked.

Heather FitzpatrickI decided to do this event because it’s not cancer specific. All donations go immediately to Johns Hopkins, Sibley Memorial, and Suburban Hospitals to research for a cure for ALL types of cancer. I’m riding with a survivor flag for the people still suffering with cancer and for our loved ones who have lost their battle.

Another scary statistic is that one in three adults are diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime! I saw that first while in the crowded radiation waiting room.

Please consider making a donation today. In order for me to ride I need to raise $2500. That’s where all of you come in. I fought and beat cancer and I will ride the 150 miles, but together we can make a difference if you donate today.

There is strength in numbers. Let’s do this!

Thank you so much for your support.


Click HERE to see how you can help.

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