Why I Ride stories are a reminder of why events like the Tour de Pier are so crucial. The Avery Family’s story reaffirms why it is more important than ever to ride again this year.
The Avery's have spent the last few years fighting. When their 7-year-old daughter, Kalea, was diagnosed with a brain tumor, they began their fight. Thirteen days later, when their 5-year-old son, Noah, was diagnosed with the same tumor, they knew their fight would become even more difficult.
Through their many surgeries, treatments, triumphs and recurrences, the Cancer Support Community has provided comfort, resources and a constant source of support.
As mom, Nohea knows all too well, childhood cancer is not the same as adult cancers. “So much more research needs to be done for better and safer treatments…that’s why foundations and the Tour de Pier are so important.”
Currently Noah is getting stronger at home and Kalea is facing further treatment due to a recurrence this May. The Southbay community has rallied around the Avery’s. The Tour de Pier is a day to ride alongside them for better treatment options and ultimately a cure. This year, we ride together for the fighters, we ride together for the Avery’s!
Join them on September 12th.