Team One Love is about unity. It is about riding for those who can’t and riding alongside people who can. We’re all one, and so it’s One Love, one team, one community, for one purpose – to cure cancer.
I had heard about the Tour de Pier but by the 3rd year, I wanted to be part of it. It looked like an amazing day and in 2015 I wrote an email to a few friends, including my sister. I said, “I’ve always wanted to do this, and I want to do it this year. Will you do it with me?” That was the first year that we participated.
Team One Love has grown every year since. It was initially Huma asking me as her sister. Over the years, our team has grown. Now at the event, people come up to us, and they say, “Oh my gosh, you bring so much light and energy. We love your team!”
This past year, we had people ask to join our team. Of course, we’re open to anybody that wants to join the team!
The first year we rode, it was just phenomenal. The stories you hear throughout the day of those who have been impacted and have survived their particular cancer. Being able to ride for those who are no longer here, and everyone riding for a common purpose, raising money for cancer. There’s no better event.
I know too many people who have been impacted by cancer. Every day, you hear another story from a friend, another family member, someone else in the community has been diagnosed.
When I heard the Tour de Pier was going to Seattle, I knew Team One Love had to be there. Seattle is a second home for me, so to have an event from my hometown go up there, I knew I wanted to be part of it. I have friends in both towns so to be able to bring them together for this great event that I love, and to be able to connect them to this cause was so special. Plus, we had an amazing time!
Since 2015, Team One Love has raised $12,100. The goal for Team One Love in 2020, I think we’re going to double our fundraising. We’re hoping to grow our team and to raise a lot more money as well. We want to double what we’ve already raised. If you’re interested in joining our team, we would love to have you. So, please, reach out and join Team One Love!