2019 Victory Ride participant, Scott Ferguson, shares his personal experience from May 18.
How has cancer affected you personally?
I was diagnosed with cancer during a sports physical in my first week of college. I proceeded with surgery and radiation treatments. I am happy to say it was caught early and I am CANCER FREE, but there are many people, including my aunt, that lost the fight to cancer.
Why did you ride in the Victory Ride to Cure Cancer?
As a cancer survivor, I feel it is important to pay it forward in order to help those that will be diagnosed in the future. I am cancer free because of all the work in research that came before me and because of the donors that supported that research. I also love the energy and passion that Jimmy V brought to everything and how the organization has been built efficiently, so 100% of donations goes directly to cancer research at some amazing institutions.
What part of the Victory Ride did you enjoy the most? Why?
The comradery with other riders was amazing – everyone had a different reason for being there, and there was a positive energy throughout the ride. We are filled with hope of creating cures!
What would Victory Over Cancer® look like to you?
We have historically found cures for major health issues such as smallpox. It is just a matter of time before we cure cancer. The more we donate, the quicker it will come and the more lives that will be saved! As a cancer survivor, I worry about my kids getting cancer, so participating in events like this could potentially save my kids’ lives!
We appreciate riders like Scott for joining us in our journey to declare Victory Over Cancer®!