We need to keep fighting the fight until cancer is no more.
Like many who have been touched by cancer, Jarrid was a Warrior and Hero in his fight. He was a Warrior in that he literally fighting the fight of his life in battling this terrible disease. He was a Hero by never giving up the fight despite the surgeries and the chemotherapy. The support of many makes the journey of building awareness of orphan and other cancers much less daunting. The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, in support of the Alberta Cancer Foundation, is a life changing event and you can join Jarrid's Teamin two ways, by joining the Ride or by way of a donation.
A hero isn't made
You can't train to be one
There is no hero factory
A hero is a small miracle that is born
From the start, they never give up
They aren't mean or brute or sadistic
A hero is loving
There are no muscles involved in that
All heroes have a steel hard core of determination
To fight it out to the bitter end,
Even if it brings pain
A hero admits they are scared
When everyone has abandoned hope, they push on
Refusing to give in, give up
A real hero fights the hardest battle, the one inside them
They bring the world its feet with their incredible words
They inspire people with their amazing story
A hero doesn't back out when the going gets tough
They embrace it with welcome arms
A challenging smile on their face
As they beat the living hell out of it
A hero never stops fighting
Even when they aren't aware they are doing it
Tragic as it is
All heroes die young
But do they let this stop them
Because a real hero never gives up
Even when they know what is going to happen one way or another
They take a deep breath
Raise an eyebrow and give fate a cocky grin
They scream at the top of their lungs
"IS THAT THE BEST YOU GOT?"
If you are unable to ride with us, you can join Jarrid's Team by way of a donation. Every dollar counts and we welcome any amount you are able to contribute.
All donations are directed to the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, benefiting the Alberta Cancer Foundation, a leader in cancer research and treatment. All donations through the Ride are eligible for a charitable tax receipt.
Help us reach the finish line to a cure!
-- Jarrid Rich, 2012 Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer
Written by Ahna Rich,
Jarrid's loving niece, after his passing
The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer supports all cyclists by showing you how to train, fund raise, and much more.
Be ready to ride in this most amazing life changing event. Join Jarrid's Team TODAY and as one community, help conquer cancer!