Ben’s world was rocked in 2003 when his dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and his best friend, Zane, was diagnosed with glioblastoma. When Ben’s dad was diagnosed he told him, “it’s not a matter of if but a matter of when” we will beat these cancers. Being part of the Tour de Pier and fundraising for research is bringing us closer to that when.
Ben now rides in their memories, and the Tour de Pier is a day to feel closer to them. As Ben says, Tour de Pier is about bringing the people we have lost “back to life for a moment…to remember the impact they have made on our lives.”
Ben rides for his dad, he rides for Zane, he rides to remember, and he rides for joy. Join him as we ride for a cure on May 21, 2023.