Patricia Carroll

6years
Patricia Carroll
Riding in memory of Judy Weston
Cancer is the biggest killer of kids from disease in the USA, 38 children die every week. Please donate now and support my challenge to fight kids' cancer!
I've Ridden 700.2 mi My goal is 700 mi
My Rankings
  • National: 18th
  • State: 1st in NV
  • My Team: 1st
I've raised $13,550.18 My goal is $15,000 Donate Now

I'm Riding For

Judy Weston

Judy Weston

I am dedicating my 6th year participating in this event to a very special lady, Judy Weston. We lost Judy to cancer in October 2020 after a 3 year battle. She was my sister’s mother-in-law, and one of my biggest supporters. She was a successful philanthropist, and showed kindness to anyone she came in contact. I know I’m a better person for having known her, and hope I can leave a smidgen of the impact on the world that she has. Rest In Peace, Judy, Rest In Peace. #GCCStrong

My Story

7 Mar 2021

This June I am taking part in my 6th Great Cycle Challenge to fight childhood cancer! I love participating in this event. It combines two of my favorite passions- cycling, and fighting for a worthy cause that will have an impact on kids. I hate to see kids suffering, and I just want to do my part to help kid's fighting cancer have a better chance to live a longer life.

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.

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

Your support will change little lives.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart,

Trish

My Challenge

  • 15.0 mi ride - Wednesday, September 29, 2021
    Logged this ride 21 days ago
  • 25.0 mi ride - Tuesday, September 28, 2021
    Logged this ride 22 days ago
  • 27.0 mi ride - Monday, September 27, 2021
    Logged this ride 23 days ago
  • 30.8 mi ride - Sunday, September 26, 2021
    Map
    Logged this ride 25 days ago
  • Robbie Simcox
    25 Sep 2021

    As it turns out, we have one more staff member to add to the list. Meet Robbie Simcox, 6th grade ELA teacher. When Robbie saw my staff email yesterday morning with my tribute to Meggan, Ben, and Tracey he let me know he was also fighting cancer. I was glad I didn’t include him in my other tribute so I could ride just for him today.

    Robbie came to Mendive in 2016 as a long term sub. When we added 6th grade a few years ago, we offered him a full-time job. Robbie is a creative, innovative teacher. If you pass by his room during novel time you can hear his (recorded) voice reading the story while kids follow along. Last year he took pandemic teaching to a new level. He dressed up as a news anchor, and recorded himself giving student interviews like a TV program. The rest of the class watched on the promethium board in the library. Not only was he practicing social distancing, but also kids were less nervous about being interviewed because they were only with Robbie in the interview room.

    Robbie is an excellent teacher, but he brings much more to the school as well. When Ophelia, the previous team lead, retired last year Robbie was happy to step in as the new team lead. When Ray retired also last year, he volunteered to help with student password resets; a huge, ongoing school wide task. Robbie is always willing and ready to help, and his enthusiasm and love of teaching does not go unnoticed.

    About 6 months ago Robbie had a sore on his arm that wouldn’t go away. It was there for about 4 months before he got the diagnosis from his dermatologist. He has Leiomyosarcoma, which is a rare and often very aggressive soft tissue cancer. The tumor was removed immediately from his arm successfully (with wide negative margins) and there has been no evidence of disease since then. Robbie is working with the Stanford Sarcoma Program due to the rarity of the diagnosis and they are very optimistic that there won’t be any recurrence. This is great news and I am happy to add him to the recovery list; however, Robbie shared it was scary. He found out right before Spring Break, which left him alone for 2 weeks without his network of support at Mendive. Now that we know, Robbie, we’ve got your back.

    Today, I rode for Robbie. For all you do for our students and staff. For what you have been through, and hopefully won’t have to go through again. Robbie, I appreciate you and will add you to my list of people to look out for.

    Robbie Simcox
    Posted 26 days ago
  • 42.0 mi ride - Saturday, September 25, 2021
    Map
    Logged this ride 26 days ago
  • 21.0 mi ride - Friday, September 24, 2021
    Logged this ride 26 days ago
  • Mendive Crew
    24 Sep 2021

    Got 30 miles in today for my 3 Mendive colleagues fighting cancer. From left to right: Tracey Erikson, Ben Marquez, and Meggan Cranmer.

    Tracey was diagnosed in 2019 with neck and throat cancer; Ben last year with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma; and Meggan with Metastatic Breast Cancer, also last year. Even though I’ve ridden for all three previously, today I rode for their recovery.

    Tracey and Ben have successfully completed treatments, and are in the monitor stage of things. Meggan is also stable right now, but has been having other odd medical situations that have come about due to treatments, past or present.

    My eyes are closed in this picture because I am praying for continued success for my colleagues. We have a saying at Mendive that family comes first, and when cancer messes with your work family, we take notice. It hits you hard, and pisses you off. Not a day goes by that I don’t look at any one of them passing in the halls, having a conversation, or just smiling hello, and worry. So, today when the stars aligned and we were all in the same place at the same time, it was the day I chose to have the honor of riding for them. If I had more time or more energy I would have cycled a lot more than 30 miles for them, because they’re family and we do hard stuff for family.

    Tracey, Ben, and Meggan today was for you. May you continue to stay cancer-free and grace our halls with your smiles and laughter. #MendiveMagic🌟

    Mendive Crew
    Posted 27 days ago
  • 30.0 mi ride - Thursday, September 23, 2021
    Logged this ride 27 days ago
  • 27.0 mi ride - Wednesday, September 22, 2021
    Logged this ride 28 days ago
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