Motorcyclists Creating Awareness
After 36 days on the road, the four motorcycle riders on a 65-day ride across North America to promote awareness of cancer prevention, are marking the halfway point in their journey in New York City.
Believing 80-90 percent of all cancer can be prevented through healthier lifestyle choices, the Answer for Cancer Team members, each with a personal connection to cancer, are riding 20,000 miles on a tour that is taking them to all lower 48 states and each Canadian province.
Along the way, they’re speaking at events along the route, sharing tips on how to mitigate the risk of cancer (see below), and raising funds for the San Francisco-based Breast Cancer Fund. The team has already raised more than $400,000.
Arizona resident and team member Dr. Christina Tondora, aka Dr. T., is a former helicopter avionics test engineer, who quit to become a naturopathic doctor.
Dr. Tondora says: "When it comes to cancer, prevention really is the ultimate cure. That’s why we want people to adopt a healthy lifestyle, reduce or eliminate their cancer-causing exposures and seek natural options for cancer prevention and treatment."
Other team members include Jason Bosa (president/co-founder of the Palladio jewelry store in Vancouver), Lori Losch (a member of the Iron Butt Association, the only woman to complete the Saddle Sore 1000 on a CBR motorcycle and the creator of Stretch Guru Mobile Apps) and Del Ferguson (a former horse breeder and current president of Multitech Industries.) Each team member has been inspired to ride by family members and friends they’ve lost to cancer.
Supporters can make donations online, and motorcycle riders across North America are encouraged to join each day’s stage for a $25 donation. All proceeds go to support cancer prevention.
For more information on the ACT 2011 Tour, making a donation or learning about small lifestyle choices that can make a big difference, visit answerforcancertour.com.