Why I Ride: Linda Bezner

Linda Bezner

I ride because in November 2003, I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. At that time, the only person I had ever heard of that had ovarian cancer was Gilda Radner, and that did not end well. I had no one to talk to that had been through this before. NOT TO MENTION, I had had a complete hysterectomy 10 years before I was diagnosed. When I was told I had ovarian cancer, my reply was, I have NO ovaries! How can that be?? I have since learned it is very unusual, but not impossible. So for the woman that thinks this is one cancer she does not have to worry about because she’s had a hysterectomy, continue to be vigilant about your health!

I am one of the lucky ones in the fact that I am still here 13 years later. But I have had two recurrances and ovarian cancer will always be a fear of mine. So I want to do everything possible to find that cure. What if that last $100 we raise is the $100 that makes the difference?

Four years ago I found out about Wheel to Survive and wanted to participate. The first year we joined a team and were hooked. The next year we started our own team, A POSITIVE SPIN, and find it to be a fabulous, well organized, uplifting event. Not just for survivors. It really is true. If you have a daughter, a sister, a mother, an aunt…you have someone close to you that could be affected. I ride for myself, I ride for my daughter that she never has to deal with this in her life, I ride for all women, and I ride for a CURE!

One woman is diagnosed with ovarian cancer every 24 minutes. 22,000 women this year.

One woman dies from ovarian cancer every 37 minutes. 15,000 women this year.

Sadly, 70% of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer will die from the disease.

There is no reliable early detection test available for ovarian cancer.

These women are our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends and they deserve better. We all deserve better.

On February 26, 2016, I will be participating in Wheel to Survive, an inspirational six hour indoor cycling event to raise money to help women batting ovarian cancer today and to provide research dollars for a cure. 100% of the money I raise will go to fund these programs.

Please help me reach my goal by making a tax deductible donation today. You can also help me reach my goal by sharing my page or link with your friends by email or social media. Better yet, register today and come ride with me!

Thank you for your generous support and joining me to be the difference in the fight against ovarian cancer. Our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends are counting on us. The time is NOW!

Click here to show your support by making a donation to Linda’s Wheel to Survive fundraising page, or register now to ride alongside Linda and others at Wheel to Survive Dallas 2017 as we fight to end ovarian cancer!

2017-02-07T18:30:38+00:00