Michael is a student at the Frostburg State University where is his studying to become a superhero. In the summer of 2011 he is riding with a group of college students on a 70 day, 4000 mile bike ride from Baltimore to Seattle. Money raised by our riders goes to support 4K for Cancer's mission of spreading awareness, fostering hope and uniting communities across the county in the fight against cancer. We do this through cancer education programs, health screenings and by visiting cancer patients at hospitals, cancer centers and hospices each day during the ride. 4K also gives financial support to local, cancer centric non-profits in the communities we bike through.
I don't have any friends with cancer, nor do I have family with it. I don't even know a person with cancer. I'm just your typical college student with not a care in the world. Every day is about me, but I wish to change that. I will relinquish 60 of my days and give them to another. I do not have the power to save anyone. But I do have the power to help everyone. As a child and even now as an adult I fantasize about being the hero that leaps over rooftops saving the innocent from criminals. I wanted the costume, the mask, and the whole nine yards. But I was recently enlightened about the true identity of a hero; I don't need the powers or the gadgets to save people, I just need a heart. I must be willing to give and to sacrifice to help others. So before I put on my costume and go by a different name, I, Michael Terence McNair shall be a hero to someone.
Within a two month period I will help all that I can, I will cycle over 4,000 miles with 4K for Cancer Inc. My ride will take me from Baltimore to Seattle in the summer of 2011. Along the way we shall stop in different cancer communities and lend all the help that we can. Each rider will be paired up with a number of cancer patients that we shall visit when we get to their town. We will sit with them, talk to them, and cry with them. I myself have never been through anything that could take me away from this world. In order to save anyone I must understand the pain people can go through. There is no particular person I am doing this ride for, but when it is all over my 60 days will have gone to someone more deserving then me. But when my ride has stopped I shall not, I will be a hero with or without a mask.
Please Help Me Become The Hero I Know I Can Be and share with me the motivation for your donation.
- Michael McNair