I am a Leukemia survivor (12 years and counting!). Back in 2013, former board member Stacie Tindle called me and said "I feel like we need to do more to support the people fighting cancer." It was from that discussion that KC Century was born, which became Ride 2 Boulevardia in 2017.
I'm here for my Dad who lost his cancer fight in 2012. I'm here for my inspiring friend, Matthew, who has been fighting and winning since 2010. I'm here for my friend, Bob, who never got the chance for a fair fight. I'm here to keep at least one other person from having to learn what this horrible disease is capable of. If I have anything to say about it, NO ONE RIDES ALONE.
I help with Ride 2 Boulevardia for two reasons. First is that I love riding my bike and I’ve been riding for as long as I can remember. It clears my lungs and it clears my head. I tell people it’s my own personal health care system. Second is that despite our best efforts, being active and trying to live in a healthy way, cancer still happens. The surest bet against it is science, and science requires funding. Ride 2 Boulevardia positively brings the two together in a happy combination.
We are an all-volunteer group of individuals who are deeply committed to the cause of fighting cancer, supporting Kansas City cancer patients and their families, and honoring the courageous people who have left this fight in our hands. We manage every aspect of the event on our own, paying no salaries or management fees -- to enable us to give every penny we can to our deserving beneficiaries.
We have one goal: to make sure no one fights this devastating disease alone.