Jinx and Ride for Mom
I started riding my bike seven years ago when my mother, “Jinx”, battled cancer, a second time. This time she lost that battle. Mom did not take the best care of herself physically. Cancer, and diabetes, both run deep in my family. Cancer, diabetes and heart disease are terrible diseases-the scourge of our generation. It is estimated that as a result of these three diseases alone, $800 billion to a trillion dollars are lost annually in medical costs and lost employee time. That does not include the profound emotional and social costs to families and friends. Several major cancers, some diabetes and heart disease are preventable through exercise and good eating habits, choices that all of us can make right now. Imagine the savings that would be realized if we as a society made better lifestyle choices!
I believe Mom may still be with us if she had made different lifestyle choices. The goal of our organizing team is for all of our participants to have fun participating in a healthy activity while raising awareness about how to live better. We would welcome any questions or comments on our event or how to improve it: e-mail email@example.com.
Looking forward to seeing you on May 11, 2013!
Bob Fores, Founder and Event Coordinator, Ride for Mom™