Pennsylvania Hope Ride

Wendy Jo

 

Welcome to our Team Page! We've formed this team because cancer has touched all of us in some way. And we want to stop this disease in its tracks. We'll spend the next few weeks fundraising for the American Cancer Society. Then, on the day of the event, we'll honor the lives lost to cancer, celebrate survivors, and support the caregivers who so selflessly help others.  

First, let me share some touching words by Meghan Greaves:

"The term “warrior” in the dictionary means a person who shows or has shown great vigor, and courage. I used to just think of the term warrior as just a word, but now I know it has so much more of a meaning. I now can associate the term “warrior” with my amazing, older sister Amanda. Growing up, my sister was always the person I would turn to, look up to and ask to play barbies with. We weren’t close enough in age to be able to share clothing, or “hang out”, but she did oblige to her older sister duties by playing barbies as long as I got the trailer and she got the mansion, and by playing house as long as I was the husband tending to all of our cabbage patch children. Being the older child usually means you don’t need to ask your younger sister for help with anything and certainly don’t need her advice. However, as you get older, you realize that your sister doesn’t have to be just a sister. Your sister can be someone you confide in, ask for advice, and share a bottle or two of wine with. Your sister is someone who you can share adventures with and make memories with. She is also someone you consider to be your best friend. In October, my sister helped me realize that it doesn’t matter if you are older or younger, you still need each other to help you get through the challenges life throws your way. She called me to inform me that she had breast cancer but was ready to fight. Throughout this experience, she has never lost her spirit, but just kept fighting one day at a time. She will ring her end of chemo bell on Friday April 22nd. She will still endure rounds of radiation, but I know she will continue to fight with her positive, warrior spirit. For the Hope Ride this year, we will ride for my sister; my hero, my warrior."

Unfortunately, we ride in honor of more people every year.  Last year we lost a big soul to cancer and a huge member of our team Wendy Pignatella.  She was instrumental in starting team Jo after Mike's mom lost her fight with cancer, both being prior participants. Wendy was a joy to ride with, a breath of fresh air and always knew how to take one.  There was never a more relaxing ride than with Wendy.

The few of us that knew her will never forget my mom, Joan Anderson. She would be proud of her son today. The rest of the world will certainly never forget Wendy and Jo; and the places they filled in our hearts.

The money our team raises helps the American Cancer Society in so many ways. It's helping fund innovative research. It's providing free information for people dealing with the disease. It's providing rides to treatment and places to stay for people who have to seek treatment far from home. In short, our money is helping save lives. Consider donating to our team and helping advance the cause.

Join us. Donate today. Together, we'll be a part of making a difference in this important cause.

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Mikael Anderson $350.00
Albert Greaves $352.38
Meghan Gumpher $125.00
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Pennsylvania Hope Ride
Sunday, June 26, 2022

Why We Support
the American Cancer Society

 

Welcome to our Team Page! We've formed this team because cancer has touched all of us in some way. And we want to stop this disease in its tracks. We'll spend the next few weeks fundraising for the American Cancer Society. Then, on the day of the event, we'll honor the lives lost to cancer, celebrate survivors, and support the caregivers who so selflessly help others.  

First, let me share some touching words by Meghan Greaves:

"The term “warrior” in the dictionary means a person who shows or has shown great vigor, and courage. I used to just think of the term warrior as just a word, but now I know it has so much more of a meaning. I now can associate the term “warrior” with my amazing, older sister Amanda. Growing up, my sister was always the person I would turn to, look up to and ask to play barbies with. We weren’t close enough in age to be able to share clothing, or “hang out”, but she did oblige to her older sister duties by playing barbies as long as I got the trailer and she got the mansion, and by playing house as long as I was the husband tending to all of our cabbage patch children. Being the older child usually means you don’t need to ask your younger sister for help with anything and certainly don’t need her advice. However, as you get older, you realize that your sister doesn’t have to be just a sister. Your sister can be someone you confide in, ask for advice, and share a bottle or two of wine with. Your sister is someone who you can share adventures with and make memories with. She is also someone you consider to be your best friend. In October, my sister helped me realize that it doesn’t matter if you are older or younger, you still need each other to help you get through the challenges life throws your way. She called me to inform me that she had breast cancer but was ready to fight. Throughout this experience, she has never lost her spirit, but just kept fighting one day at a time. She will ring her end of chemo bell on Friday April 22nd. She will still endure rounds of radiation, but I know she will continue to fight with her positive, warrior spirit. For the Hope Ride this year, we will ride for my sister; my hero, my warrior."

Unfortunately, we ride in honor of more people every year.  Last year we lost a big soul to cancer and a huge member of our team Wendy Pignatella.  She was instrumental in starting team Jo after Mike's mom lost her fight with cancer, both being prior participants. Wendy was a joy to ride with, a breath of fresh air and always knew how to take one.  There was never a more relaxing ride than with Wendy.

The few of us that knew her will never forget my mom, Joan Anderson. She would be proud of her son today. The rest of the world will certainly never forget Wendy and Jo; and the places they filled in our hearts.

The money our team raises helps the American Cancer Society in so many ways. It's helping fund innovative research. It's providing free information for people dealing with the disease. It's providing rides to treatment and places to stay for people who have to seek treatment far from home. In short, our money is helping save lives. Consider donating to our team and helping advance the cause.

Join us. Donate today. Together, we'll be a part of making a difference in this important cause.

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HOW FUNDRAISING IMPACTS YOUR COMMUNITY

Cancer hits far too close to home, so the funds you raise will help do the same. Through services and resources like free rides to chemo, free places to stay near hospitals, and a live 24/7 helpline, cancer patients and their families will feel the love. Here’s how recent money raised has been put to incredible uses.

More than
$417 million as of
august 2019

Funding potentially lifesaving cancer research grants.

1.42 million in 2019

Calls and chats from patients and caregivers seeking support.

More than
500 thousand in 2019

Nights of free lodging provided to patients at Hope Lodge® communities.

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Cancer has touched all of us in some way. And we want to stop this disease in its tracks. We'll spend the next few weeks fundraising for the American Cancer Society. Then, on the day of the event, we'll honor the lives lost to cancer, celebrate survivors, and support the caregivers who so selflessly help others.  

Together, we'll be a part of making a difference in this important cause.

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