In 2013, we first heard the words cholangiocarcinoma. And it changed our lives forever. Fast forward a year and a half later after endless chemo treatments, doctor visits, research into new trials, a lot of tears, a lot of heartbreak - we lost our true treasure in this world, Lynn Scheitrum. When Lynn was diagnosed with this extremely rare and aggressive rare cancer of the bile duct, we were met with barely a treatment plan, and virtually no path to success — because it was so underfunded and under-researched.
As the years go on, more people we know are affected by rare cancers of all sorts. Our hope every time we hear that news, is that there's a plan. That there are treatment options and clinical trials that will cure it. And that's why we ride. So that every year, when hundreds of thousands of people — sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, husbands and wives — experience the same hopelessness we did, this time, there will be hope in its place.
Lynn Scheitrum, in her life full of constant love, embodied giving, putting others continually above herself. She breathed life into all she touched. She's remembered fondly by her smile, her care, and her ability to put everything and everyone at ease. Even during her battle, she always put others first, kept her positive attitude, and continued leaving forever marks on our lives and our hearts. Lynn's family, friends and everyone she touched through her presence or by stories, want to continue that fight for her. To keep her memory, spark and smile alive by ensuring that fewer and fewer families each year have to go through what she did. To ensure that, in her struggle, she could create hope for generations to come — her main focus throughout.
We hope you’ll support Team Lynn as we ride from coast to coast in honor of Lynn and all others whose lives have been taken too early, and in support of all of the rare cancer patients, their caretakers, their families, and their friends. Remember that every single dollar you donate will make a significant impact in the lives of rare cancer patients worldwide.
Thank you so much in advance for joining our team's efforts, from wherever you are.