What is your bike's name?:
What is your level of experience with cycling?:
How many years have you done the peloton ride?:
Why are you riding in the peloton?:
I'm riding for myself. Last year, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent chemotherapy and a double mastectomy. I'm still undergoing Herceptin treatment for my HER2+ type of breast cancer and I thought that this ride would be a great way to show cancer that it didn't kill me and to show the universe that I didn't waste the second chance at life it gave me.
What are your top 5 inspirational songs you listen to while riding?:
Stronger - Kelly Clarkson, The Fighter - Gym Class Heroes, I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz, Blow Me (One Last Kiss) - Pink, Fix You - Coldplay.
Who are you riding for?:
What do you hope to get out of the experience this year?:
The experience to know that I'm so much tougher than cancer and I can do anything I put my mind to.
What are you looking forward to most?:
The finish line. Knowing that I've completed what I put my mind to, and that feeling of knowing that I've still got it.
What is your biggest fear for this journey?:
Letting down my team.
How have you been affected by cancer?:
Cancer changed my life forever. I'm permanently scarred with a daily reminder that I had my breasts removed because they were trying to kill me.
If you have cancer, what is your diagnosis?:
Stage 2, Grade 3 HER2+ Breast Cancer
What treatments have you undergone?:
Lumpectomy, Chemotherapy, Bilateral Mastectomy, Herceptin.
If cancer walked into the room, what would you say to it?:
What makes you pedal harder—(when the riding gets tough, what do you think about)?:
I've been through worse and if I can do chemotherapy and surgery, I can do anything.