Arby Davis

Arby Davis
Riding in memory of Tiffany
5 a day! Cancer is the biggest killer of kids from disease in the USA, 38 children die every week. Please donate now and support the fight against kids' cancer!
I've Ridden 331.9 mi My goal is 500 mi
My Rankings
  • National: 127th
  • State: 2nd in NV
  • My Team: 1st
I've raised $3,329.55 My goal is $5,000 Donate Now

I'm Riding For

Tiffany

Tiffany

Tiffany was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer, called Neuroendocrine Carcinoma, in April of 2012. Tiffany was just 18 years old when she received the news. She fought hard to live as happily as possible through the surgeries, radiation, chemo, etc., Tiffany, sadly lost her battle in March of 2015. Tiffany’s parents and family miss her dearly, and I hope to serve her memory well by riding my pledged number of miles this year. And in the years to come! Their only hope is their faith knowing they will reunite with her again in Heaven.

My Story

25 May 2019

This June, I'm all in for the 2019 Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids' cancer!

Why? Because right now, cancer is the biggest killer of children from disease in the United States. Over 15,700 children are diagnosed every year, and sadly, 38 children die of cancer every week.

Kids should be LIVING life, not fighting for it.

So I am raising funds through my challenge to help these kids and support Children's Cancer Research Fund to allow them to continue their work to develop lifesaving treatments and find a cure for childhood cancer. I'm honored that my buddy, Steve Hester, and his family, are allowing me to ride in the memory of their daughter, Tiffany!

Please support me by making a donation to give these kids the brighter futures they deserve.

Your support will change little lives.

THANK YOU, and make THIS DAY the BEST you possibly can!

My Challenge

  • HOW DOES MY SUPPORT HELP? (IV)
    17 Jun 2019

    As promised, throughout June, the question of HOW DOES MY SUPPORT HELP? continues to be unpacked. Here, in the 4th installment:

    >CCRF ALSO FUNDS INNOVATIVE AND PROMISING RESEARCH by...

    • Fostering Collaboration

    We collaborate with leading researchers who stay keenly attuned to the ever-changing landscape of cancer research. The research we fund is shared with more than 9,000 experts around the globe, helping accelerate promising discoveries.

    Justin’s Smile Shines On Through Research

    Justin Cowen had an insatiable love of sports. You’d often find him smiling brightly and wearing jerseys from his favorite teams including the New York Mets, the Everton FC and the Anaheim Ducks. He dreamt of being a sports reporter, covering everything from soccer to ice hockey.

    But just before Justin’s twelfth birthday, doctors found osteosarcoma in his neck, and after enduring intense treatments including several surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation for 15 months, he passed away just as he was starting middle school.

    After Justin passed away, his family founded Justin’s Smile Osteosarcoma Fund, created to find better treatments to prevent and cure this deadly disease. His fund raised more than $29,000 for CCRF’s Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund, helping fuel comparative oncology, translational research between species (dog, mice and human tumors) at the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center.

    Osteosarcoma survival has hardly improved in the past three decades, and researchers agree that they need better models for studying the disease.

    CCRF supported a new study, recently published in Cancer Research, that indicates newly discovered genetic markers in osteosarcoma tumors could lead to more targeted treatments, possibly requiring less chemotherapy and radiation for some patients.

    Researchers gathered enough data from dog, mice and human tumors to suggest that immune cells play an important role in determining who survives osteosarcoma. Scientists hope to use this information to devise strategies for recruiting immune cells to tumors that don’t have a sufficient amount, creating more precise treatments that are unique to a patient’s specific disease.

    We’re grateful for families and donors like the Cowens who move research forward, bringing us closer to better therapies and treatments for kids.

    🚲🚴‍♂️😀

    https://greatcyclechallenge.com/Riders/ArbyDavis

    #GCCUSA #cycling #ItCouldAlwaysBeWorse #cancersucks

    🚲🚴‍♂️😀

    HOW DOES MY SUPPORT HELP? (IV)
    Posted 25 minutes ago
  • 6.3 mi ride - Rode 6.26 mi on 06/17/19 - Monday, June 17, 2019
    Map
    Logged this ride 4 hours ago
  • 40.2 mi ride - Rode 40.15 mi on 06/15/19 - Saturday, June 15, 2019
    Map
    Logged this ride 2 days ago
  • THANK YOU to ALL my sponsors!
    14 Jun 2019

    THANK YOU to ALL my sponsors! We are now running 2nd in NV, and 124th overall nationwide. THAT'S AMAZING, considering, at the time of this update, there are 80,154 riders!!!

    Keep staying tuned for more adventures! 🚲🚴‍♂️😀

    #GCCUSA #cycling #ItCouldAlwaysBeWorse #cancersucks

    Make THIS day & EVERY day the BEST possible! Cheers! Arby D

    🚲🚴‍♂️😀

    THANK YOU to ALL my sponsors!
    Posted 4 days ago
  • 27.8 mi ride - Rode 27.77 mi on 06/13/19 - Thursday, June 13, 2019
    Map
    Logged this ride 4 days ago
  • HOW DOES MY SUPPORT HELP? (III)
    13 Jun 2019

    As promised, throughout June, the question of HOW DOES MY SUPPORT HELP? continues to be unpacked. Here, in the 3rd installment:

    >CCRF ALSO FUNDS INNOVATIVE AND PROMISING RESEARCH by...

    • Turning Clinical Trials Into Standard Treatments

    Moments after Benjamin was born, Mom, Laura, heard the doctor whispering something to the nurse, both looking at her newborn son with concern. Benjamin had a sizeable bump on his bottom that doctors were worried about. Every additional piece of news seemed worse and worse: what they thought could be a benign growth was in fact a malignant tumor. This cancer rarely spreads – Benjamin’s had spread to his lung.

    By the six week scan, the new drug completely dissolved the tumor on Benjamin’s lung, and the tumor on his bottom was reduced by 70 percent. In September, Benjamin had surgery to remove what remained of the mass in his bottom and after a biopsy, the family learned the drug had completely dissolved the tumor and all that had remained was scar tissue. He will remain on the medication for six months post-surgery. But his fight isn’t over – he’ll go back to the doctor every few months to see if the cancer returns without the drug to keep it at bay.

    The brand-new drug that helped save Benjamin was created because of groundbreaking new research. Your donation will help further this research and ensure better outcomes for kids like Benjamin.

    🚲🚴‍♂️😀

    https://greatcyclechallenge.com/Riders/ArbyDavis

    #GCCUSA #cycling #ItCouldAlwaysBeWorse #cancersucks

    🚲🚴‍♂️😀

    HOW DOES MY SUPPORT HELP? (III)
    Posted 5 days ago
  • $2,500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $2,500 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 5 days ago
  • 9.4 mi ride - Rode 9.44 mi on 06/12/19 - Wednesday, June 12, 2019
    Map
    Logged this ride 5 days ago
  • 19.9 mi ride - Rode 19.73 mi on 06/11/19 - Tuesday, June 11, 2019
    Logged this ride 6 days ago
  • 8.8 mi ride - Rode 8.78 mi on 06/10/19 - Monday, June 10, 2019
    Map
    Logged this ride 7 days ago
  • 44.4 mi ride - Rode 44.44 mi on 06/09/19 - Sunday, June 9, 2019
    Map
    Logged this ride 8 days ago
  • HOW DOES MY SUPPORT HELP? (II)
    8 Jun 2019

    As promised, throughout June, the question of HOW DOES MY SUPPORT HELP? will be unpacked. Here, in the 2nd installment:

    >CCRF ALSO FUNDS INNOVATIVE AND PROMISING RESEARCH by...

    • Filling Funding Gaps

    Gaps in research funding slow down or halt potentially lifesaving projects. They fill these funding gaps so they can bring better treatments to kids more quickly.

    It’s a long road from idea to treatment.

    Even when a specific research project shows promise early on, the road ahead can be a lengthy one. There are multiple stages in the research process, and each step may take researchers months, or even years, to secure funding, complete the work, and obtain regulatory approval.

    Because federal funding is not available at every stage of the research process, grants from organizations like Children’s Cancer Research Fund are essential.

    They provide seed grants for innovative new research projects, and they bridge funding gaps to help research move forward. As federal cancer funding becomes increasingly competitive and fewer dollars are available, support from philanthropic donors make all of the difference.

    🚲🚴‍♂️😀

    #GCCUSA #cycling #ItCouldAlwaysBeWorse #cancersucks

    https://greatcyclechallenge.com/Riders/ArbyDavis

    🚲🚴‍♂️😀

    HOW DOES MY SUPPORT HELP? (II)
    Posted 9 days ago
  • 22.2 mi ride - Rode 22.22 mi on 06/08/19 - Saturday, June 8, 2019
    Map
    Logged this ride 9 days ago
  • 11.2 mi ride - Nordic - Friday, June 7, 2019

    From 35.935357, -115.118567 to 35.935357, -115.118567

    Logged this ride 10 days ago
  • 10.3 mi ride - 10.27 mi. No pictures. Just fast. - Thursday, June 6, 2019
    Map
    Logged this ride 11 days ago
  • 39.3 mi ride - Rode 39.28 mi on 06/05/19 - Wednesday, June 5, 2019
    Map
    Logged this ride 12 days ago
  • 16.9 mi ride - Rode 16.93 mi on 06/04/19 - Tuesday, June 4, 2019
    Map
    Logged this ride 13 days ago
  • HOW DOES MY SUPPORT HELP? (I)
    3 Jun 2019

    As promised, throughout June, the question of HOW DOES MY SUPPORT HELP? will be unpacked. Here, in the 1st installment:

    >CCRF FUNDS INNOVATIVE AND PROMISING RESEARCH by...

    • Launching New Ideas

    We give seed grants for innovative research projects that hold great promise but don’t yet qualify for federal or larger funding. Without this support, many brilliant ideas wouldn’t move forward.

    Currently, the only way to treat AML is with high-intensity chemotherapy, which deteriorates a child’s immune system to the point where it can be unsafe for them to leave the hospital. Dr. Cara Rabik hopes her research will eventually yield a treatment that is less toxic, doesn’t put patients at high risk of infection and allows them to receive therapy on an outpatient basis.

    Rabik’s experience as a resident keeps her motivated in her research, but she says she couldn’t do it without funding like the Emerging Scientist Award from Children’s Cancer Research Fund. The average age of National Institute of Health grant recipients has risen significantly in recent years – many researchers don’t receive grants until their late 40s. Young researchers, who may not have as much of their own published research to make them stand out, rarely receive funding early in their careers. This means great ideas can go unexplored for years until the researcher has published enough of their own work to receive government grants. Rabik believes emerging scientists have something different to offer, and that funding them early makes way for breakthrough discoveries in the future.

    “Younger scientists are coming of age at a really exciting time,” Rabik said. “We’re starting to use new technology and explore next-generation DNA sequencing, all things that are the future of cancer research. These amazing kids and teenagers go through the worst things they can go through with so much strength and poise – I’m thankful to CCRF for giving me the opportunity to work towards advancements for them.”

    The Emerging Scientist Award from Children’s Cancer Research Fund is a $100,000 grant designed to develop the independent research of highly qualified individuals still early in their careers. Learn more about how your support advances new research and leads to better treatments for kids battling cancer.

    🚲🚴‍♂️😀

    https://greatcyclechallenge.com/Riders/ArbyDavis

    #GCCUSA #cycling #ItCouldAlwaysBeWorse #cancersucks

    🚲🚴‍♂️😀

    HOW DOES MY SUPPORT HELP? (I)
    Posted 14 days ago
  • 14.8 mi ride - 14.75 Arimo cart trailhead - Monday, June 3, 2019
    Map
    Logged this ride 14 days ago
  • 19.9 mi ride - There were hills so not my pr average, but still felt like the picture! Miles towards GCC goal neve - Sunday, June 2, 2019
    Map
    Logged this ride 15 days ago
  • 1 Jun 2019

    Posted earlier that ___ It's going to be a GREAT day! 🎉

    And that certainly became reality. We had a much larger than expected turnout for the 1st group ride of the 2019 Great Cycle Challenge USA. We did one lap of 20+ miles, then a couple more went out for a 2nd lap, putting us just past 40 total.

    🚲🚴💜

    But it's not about us, or the distance. It's all for the kids, and their families, going through the true hard stuff. US? We can stop when we get tired. We can take the rest of the day off. THEM? They just don't have that luxury, for them, we celebrate Victory today! Salute to them!

    🚲🚴💜

    Also, many thanks to all today's riders who joined, as well as their families, who, either let them come out, or supported them in getting out today!!

    🚲🚴💜

    #GCCUSA #cycling #ItCouldAlwaysBeWorse #cancersucks

    AND THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO'VE DONATED SO FAR!! MUCH APPRECIATION!!

    Posted 16 days ago
  • 40.7 mi ride - GCC_ICABW_#1 - Saturday, June 1, 2019
    Map
    Logged this ride 16 days ago
  • HOW DOES MY SUPPORT HELP? (Intro)
    30 May 2019

    Great Cycle Challenge started in 2015, and after just 4 years, the event has grown to become one of the biggest cycling events in the United States.

    Throughout June, the question of HOW DOES MY SUPPORT HELP? will be unpacked.

    >CCRF FUNDS INNOVATIVE AND PROMISING RESEARCH by...

    • Launching New Ideas

    • Filling Funding Gaps

    • Turning Clinical Trials Into Standard Treatments

    • Fostering Collaboration

    • Training The Next Generation Of Researchers

    • Taking Care Of Survivors

    >>CCRF ENHANCES HEALING AND CARE FOR FAMILIES.

    >>>CCRF EDUCATES THE WORLD ABOUT CHILDHOOD CANCER.

    🚲🚴‍♂️😀

    #GCCUSA #cycling #ItCouldAlwaysBeWorse #cancersucks

    🚲🚴‍♂️😀

    HOW DOES MY SUPPORT HELP? (Intro)
    Posted 18 days ago
  • GCC19_ICABW_#1. The route is good to go.
    24 May 2019

    Listen up people. The course is posted and zero input to this point. That's okay. Tells me the route is good to go. If any of you live in the area, feel free to connect with me any time before JUNE 1st. Glad to chat about the 1st group ride and the GCC month as a whole! There might, just maybe, be a surprise guest at this coming up 1st group ride of the 2019 Great Cycle Challenge. Stay tuned, or better yet, find me on FB (& send a message), post here to the group ride, or open your email (& send directly to me: email@arbydavis.com Cheers! Arby D

    GCC19_ICABW_#1. The route is good to go.
    Posted 25 days ago
  • Did 19 miles on the 19th (2019)
    20 May 2019

    Today dedicated to Marcy!

    Just under 2 weeks out! I'm over here looking forward to kicking kids' cancer in the butt again this year. For those who've donated already, THANKS! For those yet to, follow the link to support the fight against kids' cancer!

    https://greatcyclechallenge.com/Riders/ArbyDavis

    #GCCUSA #cycling #ItCouldAlwaysBeWorse #cancersucks

    Did 19 miles on the 19th (2019)
    Posted 29 days ago
  • LESS THAN A MONTH
    8 May 2019

    We're less than a month, just 24 days, away from the official riding! Thanks to those who've already supported, by donating or by sharing the news!

    For those that haven't yet, every dollar matters. IT IS TRUE that for every ONE $ raised, CCRF secures an additional EIGHTEEN more! That's really awesome, so your support is very appreciated. Help us by making a donation to give these kids the brighter futures they deserve.

    Hoping everyone makes THIS DAY and EVERY DAY the BEST DAY possible!

    Cheers! Arby D

    LESS THAN A MONTH
    Posted 40 days ago
  • o-'`o RIDER ANNOUNCEMENT o-'`o
    8 May 2019

    o-'`o RIDER ANNOUNCEMENT o-'`o

    The Team, ItCouldAlwaysBeWorse, would like to welcome, the FIRST spin bike rider for the 2019 riding season, Milagros Rodriguez-Leigon! Even though, stationary, your rides still probably have the highest output I've seen. Looking forward to seeing some of those graphs posted! Look out Peloton world! :)

    Shouts & Thanks for teaming up with us to fight kids' cancer, Milly!

    Hoping everyone makes THIS DAY and EVERY DAY the BEST DAY possible!

    Cheers! Arby D

    Posted 40 days ago
  • On the "Peloton Club" now...
    22 Apr 2019

    Thanks to all the donations so far, we're onto the Great Cycle Challenge's LEADERBOARD "Peloton Club!"

    Keep them coming! and ...

    💜 💜 Share SHARE Share 💜 💜

    Because it's not about me, it's all for these brave young kids, and their families.

    🚲 I'm just riding my bike! 🚵

    Hoping everyone makes THIS DAY and EVERY DAY the BEST DAY possible!

    Cheers! Arby D

    On the "Peloton Club" now...
    Posted 56 days ago
  • $1,000 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $1,000 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 56 days ago
  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $500 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 77 days ago
  • o-'`o RIDER ANNOUNCEMENT o-'`o
    25 Mar 2019

    o-'`o RIDER ANNOUNCEMENT o-'`o

    Want to start off by welcoming a new rider to the team.

    Bill Dawes ___ long time Army buddy, fellow veteran, and now "virtual" riding teammate for the 2nd consecutive year!

    I want to welcome Bill back to Team ItCouldAlwaysBeWorse , AGAIN for the 2019 riding season!

    Hoping everyone makes THIS DAY and EVERY DAY the BEST DAY possible!

    Cheers! Arby D

    Posted 84 days ago
  • $250 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $250 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 87 days ago
  • GCC 2019 > Getting Started!
    14 Feb 2019

    Well, here we are! It's 2019. And YES, I'll be taking part again in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids' cancer!

    Why? Because right now, cancer is STILL the biggest killer of children from disease in the United States.

    It is mine and my team's goal to raise funds through our challenge to help these kids and support Children's Cancer Research Fund to allow them to continue their extraordinary work!

    Please support us by making a donation to give these kids the brighter futures they deserve.

    Hoping everyone makes THIS DAY and EVERY DAY the BEST DAY possible!

    Cheers! Arby D

    Posted 123 days ago
Donate Now