24 Hours of Booty is a community committed to put cancer in its place. This 24-hour cycling event raises funds for the IU Simon Cancer Center and LIVESTRONG Foundation's patient navigation and survivorship programs locally and nationally.
Shannon (Shay) and I first rode in the 24 Hours of Booty in Atlanta, October 2014. She had spent seven days in chemotherapy just a week before but she wanted to participate. Shannon, Justin and Aidan even spent the night in a tent so that they could take in the entire event. She had raised $1,400 for the cause and was awarded the Rookie of the Year Award. "Dad we're going to raise the most next year and win that Pinarello bike!"
Shay died 80 days later on December 26, 2014. We asked that rather then send flowers for her funeral that donations be made to 24 Hours of Booty in her name. She raised over $30,000 and Aidan was awarded a new Pinarello bike and invited to ride in the LiveStrong Ride for the Roses in Austin TX. (The picture is of Aidan and me in Austin)
I want Aidan to remember his mother and The 24 Hours of Booty will continue to be our day to remember and celebrate Shay while doing our small part to help victims of cancer. Thank you for your support
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