This past weekend we had the good fortune to participate in Jackson's Ride the Gorge in Hood River, OR. This fundraiser honors the memory of 12 year-old Jackson Hill who battled osteosarcoma and inspired the beautiful ride through the Columbia Gorge. The money raised is used for increasing awareness and supporting research for sarcoma, a cancer of the connective tissue. We found ourselves humbled by the number of people who rode (300!) or volunteered (over 70!) to make this event happen and were delighted to have the opportunity to provide aide at rest stops and at the finish line alongside them.
It is safe to say that we have been moved by the enthusiasm and dedication of all involved and intend to participate (we hope as riders!) in the years to come.
(photos and text by Elaine, who with Audra volunteered at The Dalles support station)