As Dean Shirey rides the perimeter of our country he is quick to remind everybody he meets, “Just in America alone, 12 million people are battling cancer. All of us have been touched by this disease”. In just one month, Dean Shirey has raised almost half of his $10,000 goal to raise money for cancer care and clinical trials research at North Star Lodge. Now on the east coast, Dean will take some time to rest before he wraps around and begins working his way back westward.
He has met many interesting people along the way – people who, like Dean, have either lost a loved one to cancer or have endured the long, hard battle to survive the disease. You can help Dean meet his fundraising goal by visiting www.cancerrideamerica.org. His ride concludes in Yakima at the end of August.