Thank you to everyone who made Wheel to Survive Bay Area 2017 a great success!!  The event could not have happened without the support of over 64 riders, supporters including sponsors, volunteers, in-kind gifts and donors.  Working together we will Be The Difference in the fight against ovarian cancer!  Donations are still being accepted.  Make a donation today to your favorite rider!

Jeanette Smith
Tammy Pigot

Rich Cutler
Adrina Phipps
Pam Zaragoza
Kelly Green

Tammy Pigot
Sheena Lakhotia
Adrina Phipps
Kelly Green

Beauty Counter
Stella & Dot
Rodan + Fields
Body Realm Center

Junior League Done in a Day
Molly Pigot
Noah Yonack
Jackson Mize

Be The Difference Foundation
Jill Bach, Co-founder, Board Member
Julie Shrell, Co-founder, Board Member
Lynn Lentscher, Co-founder, Board Member
Darren Fishman, Board Member
Gary Gardner, Board Member
Lisa Hurst, Board Member
Missy Quintana, Board Member
Sheryl Yonack, Board Member
Jon Mize, Director of Wheel to Survive
Anna Backer, Marketing and Public Relations Manager

Top Fundraisers (as of 11/14/17)
Laura Shawver

Neyssa Marina

Jeanette Smith
Richard Cutler
Coco Pascale
Tammy Pigot
David Earnest
Sanjay Lakhotia
Margie DeWolfe
Sheena Lakhotia
Kim Pitzer
Narmada Shenoy
Amy Thornborrow
Emily Kenner
Deby Symes

Team Captains
Tammy Pigot – The Cure is Out There
Jeanette Smith – Team Game Changer
Neyssa Marina – Team Sarah
Richard Cutler – University of San Francisco PSM Biotech
Raymond Newland – University of San Francisco PSM Biotech
Sheena Lakhotia – Living Lean Machines
Tina Woo – Team Terri
Deb Zajchowski – Clearity Riders

Participating Survivors
Margie DeWolfe
Terri Woo
Laura Shawver

Raffle Items
Philz Coffee
Spoke & Weal Palo Alto
Stella & Dot
Beauty Counter

By The Numbers

Registered Riders: 64
$48224 of $65000 goal

Host Sponsor

Celebrating the Difference Sponsor

Making the Difference Sponsor

Investing in the Difference Sponsors

Supporting the Difference Sponsors


Some people ride in memory of a loved one that lost her battle to ovarian cancer and others ride to support a mother, sister, daughter or other loved one who is going through the fight.  No matter why people ride they feel good about participating in the event and being the difference!


I ride for  my dear friend, and often my partner in (many) “crimes”, Sarah Shema, lost her “kick ass”, “take no prisoners” battle with ovarian cancer almost 3 years ago.  I think about her often and miss her very much.

> Read Adrina’s Story


I am riding for Corinne Cottrell, Laura Shawver, Leyla Honar’s Aunt Sara and best friend’s mom Paize and the memory of Moira Lukas, Margie Broadhurst, Patti Allen and Leah McFadden!

> Read Richard’s Story


I ride to support my former colleague Laura Shawver, founder of The Clearity Foundation, and 10+ year survivor, plus my numerous friends who have survived their cancer battles. It is important to know the facts and symptoms of this devastating disease.

> Read Yvette’s Story