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Tour de Pink West Coast WEST COAST RIDE
 
October 26-28, 2018
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Lucky #7

Barb Greenlee 

This is my 7th year riding in the YSC Tour de Pink, a three-day, 200 mile bike ride for breast cancer. If you had asked me before I got cancer whether I could ride 200 miles, I would have laughed at the idea and thought you were crazy. But I can, and I have, nine times in fact!

I'm sure you must wonder why I put myself through the physical challenge and the associated fundraising requirement each year. To answer that, let's back up a bit to March 2010 when I heard those four words that no one imagines they are going to hear at age 40, you have breast cancer. My world was turned upside down. I was scared and felt so alone.

I immediately had the first of nine surgeries, had a port placed and started chemo shortly after. My family and friends rallied around me, but they didn’t really know what I was going through, both mentally and physically. One evening while consulting Dr. Google about one of the lovely side effects I was experiencing, I stumbled across the Young Survival Coalition.

I found out about their local support group for young breast cancer survivors. I didn’t know what to expect, but my fears melted away as I met other young women that had been through the same thing that I was going through. I laughed, I cried, and I learned that I wasn’t alone. I’m not sure how I would have gotten through that period in my life without my survivor sisters.

When I found out about Tour de Pink, I signed up as soon as registration opened in 2012. I didn’t ride, and I didn’t even have a bicycle! The first year was really hard, both physically and mentally. After I finished the ride, I thought that there was no way that I would do that again. But I did, eight more times in fact! Tour de Pink was part of my healing process. It was a way to prove to myself that I was stronger than cancer. I learned that I’m a strong woman and if I set my mind to something, watch out!

I ride to support my survivor sisters. I ride for the ones that are still fighting and in memory of the ones that we’ve lost. I ride so no young woman has to face breast cancer alone.

Your donation will go to support Young Survival Coalition, the premier organization providing supportive services and education resources for young women affected by breast cancer. I hope I can count on you to help me reach my fundraising goal.

Thank you in advance for your support. I truly appreciate your generosity.

Love and hugs,
Barb

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$1,200
raised of $5,000 goal
 

Achievements

Recent Donations

$100.00
1. Fundraising Credit
For recruiting alumni Lauren H. - last ride 2015
$250.00
2. Anonymous
$100.00
3. Fundraising Credit
$500.00
4. Tom Greenlee
Do it while you're young!
$200.00
5. Two New Riders Fundraising Credit
$50.00
6. Barb Greenlee
Captain

Team Sakura

$7,896.77
$27,000
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