Luke is a sophomore at The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. 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 Seattle.
What is your connection with the cancer community?
Cancer is so pervasive in our society that it seems like everyone has a connection to the cancer community. My personal connection is through my grandmother. She battled cancer throughout my high school years and finally succumbed to it when I was 18. Her battle with cancer was able to show me the deep effects that cancer can have on both its victim and also their loved ones. However, it also showed me the difference an individual can make to help those affected by it.
Why are you riding the 4K for Cancer?
The 4k for Cancer is the perfect opportunity for young people to make a relevant impact on those in need, to undertake an enormous physical and mental challenge, and to go on an adventure across America. When we get a chance to push our mental, physical, and geographic boundaries while making a difference in the lives of those in need, we ought to take it. That is why I would like to ride the 4k for Cancer.