Bike Legal/Red Monkey in Honor of Jessica Ishikawa
This Year We Raise Money and Ride for Jessica
This year we dedicate this ride and our fundraising efforts to one of our beloved cycling community members, Jessica Ishikawa. Last year, Jessica strived to raise money for the UCI Anti Cancer Challenge. Jessica touched so many of us and unfortunately passed away in December of 2019 from a very long fight with cancer.
When I was first diagnosed with cancer in 2018, Jessica was one of the first people to reach out and share her experiences with me. She was truly an angel and one of the people who put me at ease so that I could fight and get through my disease.
Bike Legal and Red Monkey Sports will be hosting a fundraiser out of Bike Legal's Newport Beach Office on Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 7:30 a.m. Bike Legal is overwhelmed with the support that we have received from people in the cycling community who have stepped up to raise money in honor of Jessica this year. If you are interested in joining our team and cause, please click here to join http://www.anti-cancerchallenge.org/site/TR/Anti-CancerChallenge/General?team_id=2401&pg=team&fr_id=1090
The reason that Bike Legal has chosen to team up with UCI is the fact that they are a research center and not just a non-profit, where the majority of the money goes to so-called "marketing and administrative expenses." One of the reasons that I was drawn to Jessica was her passion for being a watch dog for non-profits and knowing which organizations were genuinely giving money back to the causes they represented and the ones that were taking advantage of the system.
I have now been treating with UCI for a year and half with their oncology department and I can tell you that they are working on some really amazing treatments. Join me in making cancer a thing of the past by raising money for some of the most innovative and passionate researchers and doctors in the world.
Gven Sariol, Bike Legal