Cancer has touched all of our lives in some way, whether it’s a family member, a friend, a neighbor or a colleague. I have had close friends very recently battle with cancer, and win. That is why, when my friend Tez asked me if I would be an official volunteer photographer for Pelotonia 11, I jumped at the chance. Tez, who lost her own father earlier this year to cancer, inspired me to do my part to help, by capturing the day of thousands of riders raising money towards one goal: to end cancer. I started my day in the early morning at the start, at the Chemical Abstracts Lawn (where I got to see Gordon Gee greeting Team Buckeye!), then made my way to the Hamilton Township Water Stop, and ended my day at the 43 mile finish in Amanda. My husband, Spencer, was one of the first-time riders, and together we were so moved by the experience, that we can’t wait to be involved in Pelotonia next year. (I may even ride next year!)
Gordon Gee, greeting riders!
My husband, Spencer:
Here would be Tez, in Amanda, and not done yet!