Our Cycle for Life Story
The Gummy Bear Brigade began in 2016, when Justin set out to ride the 50 mile route. No one was sure what to expect either with the progression of Aleks's CF or what the Ride for Life really meant. The 2017 ride brought Grandpa, Uncle Nick, Andrew, Barb, and a few other friends join the fun.
Together, we've raised over $8,000, pedaled over 450 miles, faced rain and wind, and watched our Gummy Bear grow, learn, and laugh. Aleks has inspired all of us, most of whom would never have considered riding for as many miles as we have, to saddle up and push across the finish line for the past 3 years.
We look forward to hearing in the news about all of the progress we are making toward a cure and knowing that we are doing our small part to make it possible. We believe a cure will be found in Aleks's lifetime and we won't stop until it is a reality.