Meet Miss Lillian (left) and Miss Emma (right)
The Reason I Ride in the Great Cycle Challenge
to Fight Kids' Cancer
Meet Lillian and Emma Belfield. They are two of the strongest girls.
They inspire me every day! For the month of June I plan to dust off my bicycle after a decade of storage and ride to fight childhood cancer.
Miss Lillian's diagnosis of anaplastic astroblastoma brain cancer in January 2015
has not stopped her. Her determination to remain in school during her treatment
and her involvement with intramural sports with her sister outside the school day.
Lillian might have cancer but cancer doesn't have her, she is a fighter.
Her sister Emma is a fighter too. Childhood cancer is difficult in itself
but to have your twin experience it alongside you must be a challenge
outside anyone's understanding. Emma's grace and understanding
is profound and an example to anyone who sees her.
I'm in awe of Miss Emma's strength.
My 1st time on a bike since my daughter is 5 is to honor these two amazing young ladies and their battle.
My goal is to ride 100 miles throughout the month and I will be pedaling as hard as I can to reach my target...and my challenge starts NEXT WEEK.
Why am I doing this? Because cancer is the largest killer of children from disease in the United States – 38 children die of cancer every week.
It will be tough, but it's nothing compared to what these brave kids face every day of their lives as they battle this terrible disease.
Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.
And so I am taking on this personal challenge to raise funds to fight kids' cancer and give these kids the brighter futures they deserve...but I need your help.
Please support my challenge and join me in the fight to end childhood cancer by making a donation through my fundraising page.
Here's the link to my page: www.greatcyclechallenge.com/Riders/LisaBuske
All funds raised will support Children's Cancer Research Fund to continue their work to develop innovative treatments and find a cure for childhood cancer.
Thank you for your support.