I just got some devastating news. My mom was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Yeah...
My uncle suffered with it for years (her older brother). He passed away back in May of a heart attack, though.
Looks like I need to find some more Bike-a-thons to ride in the future. I definitely want to do the cancer ride every year, but I'm also looking for a Parkinson's ride (for my mom and uncle; I think there is a Philly based one), and a diabetes ride (it runs in my family, my dad has it).
I figure, a bicycle was the biggest agent of change in my life, so I can use that vehicle as an agent of change for other peoples' lives.