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Pat Simmons and Cris Sommer-Simmons once again ride the Motorcycle Cannonball for Stand up to Cancer...
In September of 2013 our then 22 year-old son Patrick was diagnosed with testicular cancer. We were in shock, as any parents would be. Our son leads a very healthy lifestyle and he's one of the last people we thought would ever get cancer. But, we learned cancer can stirke anyone... even an organic eating, healthy and active 22 year-old.
Most of us have know someone who's lives have been touched in someway by this illness.
We were lucky, after surgery and three rounds of chemotherapy, our son is now cancer free and getting his life back. He even became a father to a beautiful, healthy baby boy recently. We are so grateful that we wanted to do something to help bring awareness to maybe help other young people know that they too can get through this.
Again this year my husband Pat and I are riding cross-country on the Motorcycle Cannonball. This time we are riding our our 1914 and 1915 vintage Harley-Davidson Motorcycles across the usa starting on Sept. 10th from Atlantic City, NJ to Carlsbad, CA in 16 days. All the motorcycles are 100 years and earlier. We are, once again dedicating our ride to our son Patrick, and now his wife Darci and new baby... and hope we can raise some money and help educate people about testicular cancer.
For the first time in history, we can imagine stopping cancer in its tracks. On our last Cannonball ride in 2014, we raised over $5,500.00, let's see how much more people we can help this year!
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) is a groundbreaking initiative created to accelerate innovative cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. SU2C is bringing together the best and the brightest researchers and encouraging collaboration instead of competition among the entire cancer community.
We are asking that you join us in the fight against cancer by making a donation to Stand Up To Cancer. We draw our resolve from those whom cancer has taken, those still in fight, and those who have triumphed over this disease. Thank you for standing up with us.
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