Bike towards the cure

Jon Triantafyllou

Jon Triantafyllou

Phil Bayiss

Phil Bayiss

Yesterday morning, Denton’s own Jon Triantafyllou and teammate Phil Bayiss started a 4500 mile, 66 day ride from San Diego to New Jersey to raise money for cancer research.   They are riding road bikes and pulling bob trailers, and they’ve mapped out their estimated checkpoint arrival times for a huge list of cities.  Many of us in Denton know Jon and met him through Querencia, and we’ve become good friends on bikes and off.  I had a blast riding the Hotter Than Hell 100 with him last year, and I know he’ll have a great, life-changing adventure.   are cheering him on from back home.  They accept contributions via Paypal, if you’d like to help.

My whole life I have seen cancer all around me.  In elementary school one of my best friends lost his father to brain cancer.  My grandfather has fought and survived colon cancer not once, but twice.  My grandmother lost a fight to cancer two years ago.  My aunt fought off breast cancer and is now in remission.  And most recently I have been diagnosed and undergone treatment for thyroid cancer.  While I am lucky that my type of cancer is easily cured, there are millions out there that are not so lucky.

Our mission is to do anything we can to help find the cure for cancer.  The easiest way for us to accomplish this is to raise money that can be used for cancer research.  We will be riding our bikes from San Diego, CA to Avalon, NJ, a journey of about 4,500 miles.  This is an extreme trip for us, since we are not avid cyclists.  However, we feel that a trip this extreme is warranted to raise as much awareness and funds as possible.

Please feel free to contact us for any reason.  Our email address is biketowardsthecure@gmail.com.  We would love to hear from supporters so that we know we are making a difference.  We are doing all of this for those millions that have been affected by this horrible disease, so let your voices be heard!

You can follow their journey via twitter or the blog.

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