Charity Ride for Cameron RiegelUpdated Monday February 26, 2018 by Roland Park Baseball Leagues.
This April 14th-21st, I've committed to riding my bike from Baltimore, MD to Key West, FL to honor my son Cameron, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 Non-Hodgkin's Small B Cell Lymphoma last year (January 22, 2017). Although this trip doesn't log the entire 1,500 miles, we will ride a long distance each day, then be transported to another town to continue the ride. Along the way we will stop to see patients who are struggling with cancer to try and inspire them to continue their fight.
As most of you know, Cameron spent a good part of six grueling months at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he had one bad break after another. He endured the second most rigorous chemotherapy administered at Hopkins, had emergency bowel surgery, lost 50 pounds and all his hair, and wasn't able to spend a night at home for most of the first three months. He never gave up.
Cameron has become an inspiration to me, his mother, sister, step-parents, family, friends, teachers, coaches, acquaintances and even strangers. He's now a healthy 21 year old; and after all this, just missed one semester of college. He did very well his first semester back at school with straight A's and his weight and hair are back to normal. He has a totally new outlook on life! Each day brings something new and Cameron is embracing every moment.
I now embark on this journey to raise money to help other kids fight the same battle as Cameron. Cancer is a horrific disease that knows no boundaries. It doesn't care if you're young, smart, funny and full of life. It will try to take you at all costs. The Ulman Cancer Fund provides FREE support for families and patients trying to cope with cancer which is a huge gift.
I would appreciate your support with this great cause.
Here is the link to donate:
If you are having problems with the site you can also mail a check to:
The Ulman Cancer Fund
Just put “Dave Riegel” on the Memo line.