Jeff is a junior at Towson University. In the summer of 2012 he is riding with a group of college students on a 70 day, 4000+ mile bike ride from Baltimore to San Francisco.
What is your connection with the cancer community?
Family and close friends have battled with the disease, and I know firsthand the suffering and pain it causes the ill and support givers. Both of my grandfathers and my aunt had this disease and survived, and a friend’s mother also successfully overcame it. Recently my family was caught off guard when my uncle, a man in his 50’s, was diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer. I hope this family trend continues for my uncle who is a huge inspiration in my life and for this ride. So, even at the age of 24, I have been touched by cancer in many ways. And sadly, my experience is probably not an uncommon one.
Why are you riding the 4K for Cancer?