There isn’t much to say in these situations where words never quite seem adequate. Most of you know that I spent a good bit of time with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults crew in Baltimore. I have continued to stay close with them and am keeping my fingers crossed that one day their work expands to C-ville so I can continue to be actively involved. Their work is necessary and meaningful and the people who are part of their group are amazing individuals.
I was so deeply saddened to hear about the death of Jamie Roberts, one of the 4k for Cancer riders, in a tragic accident last Friday. The hows, what ifs, and maybes are all frustrating to say the least. But the most frustrating of all is that the world lost another great person who had already done so much good with her life. I didn’t know Jamie at all, but I have been lucky enough to have a few glimpses into what the bond is that makes the rides and runs across America so valuable. My heart goes out to all those who have been on the journey with her.
I have been following the crew and I’m so proud of them as they continued their journey yesterday, not only with the inspiration of those whose lives are changed by the 4k for Cancer mission, but also now with Jamie’s memory in tow. I want to thank them for continuing to be active on social media during this tough time, allowing all of us to witness the healing and do what we can to offer our support to them.
I encourage everyone if you have the means to donate in her honor to the mission. Also please consider donating miles you complete towards her cause to help her finish the journey that she started. You can log your miles here as well. Let’s get those #MilesForJamie.