Few things are more sacred to Americans. But the freedom I am talking about here is freedom from cancer.
According to current forecasts, cancer will rob the freedom to live from over 595,690 Americans — and more than 1,685,210 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed.
Yet these numbers don’t speak to the thousands of lives saved by new treatments and improved detection methods. They don’t count the many mothers and fathers and sisters and brothers who discover that freedom is sometimes nothing more than the simple gift of spending more time with loved ones. More time fulfilling dreams. The chance to walk a daughter down the aisle. The joy of coaching a little league team.
In years past, many of you have donated to my ride to make the world free of cancer. And this year, my fifth year as a 100-mile Pelotonia rider, I am asking once again for your support.
As a member of the Limited Brands Peloton, all my donations are matched one-for-one — so when you donate a dollar to my ride, the Limited kicks in another dollar. Help me get to $5000. I only need another $220 to make that happen.
To donate, visit pelotonia.org/hoffy.
If you’ve donated to other riders — wonderful! If you have other treasured causes (don’t we all?), I get that. But if you have a bit to spare, consider it matched! And help bring freedom to patients and families fighting cancer.
Have a wonderful 4th! And consider what freedom from cancer means to so many.
When I'm not writing for clients, I write about things that interest me. Quite of bit of satire, a genre that has become increasingly difficult to work in since reality has become such a farce.