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Welcome to my fundraising page for Tour De Rhody. I'm excited to challenge myself on the hills of northwestern Rhode Island this September in support of local cancer research with global impact the Brown University Oncology Research Group. I hope you are able to contribute in support of my ride. Any amount is appreciated. Even better, come join me!

I want to share my story with everyone as to why I am riding in the Tour De Rhody this year.  This has been a very challenging year for everyone due to the Pandemic, but it has been a very challenging year for me as I lost my life partner due to a traumatic ruptured bleeding brain aneurysm and also lost my dog who was my best friend.

I will be riding in memory of my Mom who I lost to Cancer in November of 2017.  I am also riding in memory of Sherrie-Ann Tavares, Richard Andrade, Leo Arbec and John Pereira who all suffered from this horrible disease.  Also to the people that I know and love that are Cancer survivors. 

I am also dedicating my ride in memory of the love of my life and life partner Mark Rodrigues who just passed away on April 8, 2020 unexpectedly and way to soon in life, especially before the birth of his first grandchild. His grandchild decided to enter the world 9 weeks early on May 11, 2020.  She is healthy, beautiful and doing great, Miss Abigail Thounhurst-Congratulations to Marks daughter Jacki Thounhurst and her husband Anthony on the birth of their first child and to Mark on the birth of his first grandchild that he sadly never got to meet, but he is definately watching down on her.

My last dedication is to my precious dog Blue who also just passed away on March 15, 2020, due to heart disease, in which he suffered a heart attack. 

I have been down a real hard road this year with my losses but I will be riding along the hills of northwestern Rhode Island in memory of all my loved ones as they watch down on me riding to raise money for Cancer research.

My goal is to ride 25 miles.  I will definitely try for more but my minimum will be 25 miles.  Thank you for reading my story and for all your donations and support for such a great cause and I am honored to represent Team Lifespan

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Tour De Rhody - Sponsored by Lifespan Cancer Institute is a 501 (c) (3) EIN: 05-0493219 nonprofit organization

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