Shannon Slater

Shannon Slater
Riding for Jay Melugin
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 0.0 mi My goal is 100 mi
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I'm Riding For

Jay Melugin

Jay Melugin

This year we are riding for our dear friend and neighbor Jay Melugin. Jay was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. Jay has been our town's historian and wrote the book Pilot Point (Images of America). He is also the founder of Jay's Songwriter Festival and once operated a radio station out of Pilot Point. Jay used to own and operate one of our favorite cafes in downtown Pilot Point, Jay's Cafe. We are honored to ride for him. We hate cancer and want to do anything we can to help in the fight against this awful disease. We recently lost Jay to cancer. Our prayers go out to his family and friends. His loss to our community is great. This year we ride for you Jay! Every hill we climb and every mile we pedal will be to honor those lives we've lost and stand with those still fighting to survive. Our goal is to fund life-saving research to develop safer and more effective treatments and find cures for all cancers. We ride for Jay and the kids battling cancer. Because kids should be living life, NOT fighting for it.

My Story

6 Jul 2022

This September, Dave & I are riding our tandem bike in the challenge to help fight cancer. This will be our 7th year participating in the Great Cycle Challenge. The first year, we rode in honor of our son-in-law, Nathaniel Moreno who had childhood leukemia and is a survivor. The second year, we rode in memory of Chalisa Smith, who was one of my former first-grade students. In the third year, we rode in memory of Kami Nelson, one of my friend's daughter. In our 4th year, we rode for our friend, Mike McCord who lost his battle against esophageal cancer. In our 5th year, we rode in memory of our friend, Greg Harden who we lost to cancer. Last year we rode for a very special girl in our son's youth group, Addison Graham. This year we ride for our friend Jay Melugin battling lung cancer. Every hill we climb and every mile we pedal will be to honor those lives we've lost and stand with those brave kids still fighting to survive.

My Legacy

Here's my personal impact over 8 years to fight kids' cancer and save little lives.
  • 105 mi Ridden
    $204 Raised
  • 182 mi Ridden
    $1,050 Raised
  • 230 mi Ridden
    $650 Raised
  • 322 mi Ridden
    $1,014 Raised
  • 217 mi Ridden
    $1,002 Raised
  • 228 mi Ridden
    $1,320 Raised
  • 150 mi Ridden
    $625 Raised
  • Ridden
1,433 mi
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