Shannon Slater

Shannon Slater
Riding for Mike McCord
We're riding for our friend Mike who is currently fighting esophageal cancer. Please donate now and support our challenge to fight cancer!
I've Ridden 122.8 mi My goal is 200 mi
My Rankings
  • National: 1536th
  • State: 84th in TX
I've raised $1,014.35 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

I'm Riding For

Mike McCord

Mike McCord

We are riding in honor of our friend Mike McCord. He is currently battling esophageal cancer. Our family has been friends with the McCords since our boys were young and in cub scouts together. Mike was diagnosed on April 13, 2018, and has had a tough battle. Mike is a great husband, father, and friend. We hate cancer and want to do anything we can to help Mike, the kids and everyone else that is battling this horrible disease. We love you Mike!

My Story

2 May 2019

This June, Dave & I are riding our tandem bike in the challenge to help fight cancer. This will be our 4th year to participate in the Great Cycle Challenge. The first year, we rode in honor of our son-n-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. Last year, we rode in memory of Kami Nelson, one of my friend's daughter. This year we are riding for our friend, Mike McCord who is currently battling esophageal cancer. We believe that any research for cancer helps everyone who is battling. Children and adults.

Why do we ride? 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.

So we are raising funds through this challenge to help these kids & others by supporting the Children's Cancer Research Fund.

Thank you.

My Challenge

  • No Drama, Just a Llama
    26 Jun 2019

    Here is a pic of the llama we saw on our Sponsor Ride 2.

    No Drama, Just a Llama
    Posted 1 hour ago
  • Sponsor Ride 2
    26 Jun 2019

    No drama, just a llama on today's ride! 😀 Today's ride is in honor of our sponsors: Penny DeJernett, Brenda McDowell, Queta Galindo, and Joe Lynch. We appreciate your support! We are also riding for Mike. Please pray for his platelet counts to increase so he is able to receive another round of chemo. We are a little bit behind on our miles but we will finish. The wedding delayed us a bit more than expected. I will post the pic of the llama on the next post. Thanks for your support and patience! #RidingForMike #GCCUSA #EndCancer

    Sponsor Ride 2
    Posted 1 hour ago
  • 11.0 mi ride - Wednesday, June 26, 2019
    Logged this ride 2 hours ago
  • Honoring our Sponsors
    18 Jun 2019

    In appreciation of our sponsors, we have decided to dedicate some of our rides to you. We rode around the horse farms today. Today's ride was in honor of some of our first sponsors-Lisa Hampton Howard Nelson ( also in Memory of Kami Nelson), Kelly Jackson King, Dale Chapa, and Ralph and Patty Slater. We appreciate your efforts in helping to fight cancer! Thank you! Also, please email me your address at and I will mail you a copy of your certificate.

    Honoring our Sponsors
    Posted 8 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 8 days ago
  • 11.0 mi ride - Rode 10.97 mi on 06/18/19 - Tuesday, June 18, 2019
    Logged this ride 8 days ago
  • 10.7 mi ride - Rode 10.66 mi on 06/17/19 - Monday, June 17, 2019
    Logged this ride 9 days ago
  • 6.0 mi ride - 6.00mi Road Cycling - Wednesday, June 12, 2019
    Logged this ride 14 days ago
  • Update on Mike
    10 Jun 2019

    Hi Everyone! I wanted to share an update on Mike. Please pray for him. This is from his wife:

    Update on Mike

    We go tomorrow for round 4 of chemo. He has had a few good weeks, but the last 5 days have been very rough. He is needing some prayers the vomiting to stop. Thanks for all of y’all praying for us.

    Update on Mike
    Posted 16 days ago
  • 6.1 mi ride - Rode 6.11 mi on 06/10/19 - Monday, June 10, 2019
    Logged this ride 16 days ago
  • 24.7 mi ride - Rode 24.75 mi on 06/08/19 - Saturday, June 8, 2019
    Logged this ride 18 days ago
  • Longhorns & Lake
    6 Jun 2019

    Good morning! This morning we rode around the lake & longhorns. Very nice ride. 53 miles done, 147 miles to go. Riding for you Mike! Thanks so much for your support!! #GCCUSA #RidingForMike #EndCancer

    Longhorns & Lake
    Posted 20 days ago
  • 10.8 mi ride - Rode 10.79 mi on 06/06/19 - Thursday, June 6, 2019
    Logged this ride 20 days ago
  • 3.5 mi ride - Stationary - Tuesday, June 4, 2019
    Logged this ride 22 days ago
  • 13.6 mi ride - Rode 13.6 mi on 06/03/19 - Monday, June 3, 2019
    Logged this ride 23 days ago
  • Great Cycle Challenge Begins
    1 Jun 2019

    Our Great Cycle Challenge begins today!!! We kicked it off with a #GCCUSA Group ride from Lewisville to Denton Square along the DCTA trail. We stopped at the Hypnotic Donut shop. Great start! #RidingForMike #GCCUSA #EndCancer

    Great Cycle Challenge Begins
    Posted 25 days ago
  • 25.4 mi ride - 25.40mi Road Cycling - Saturday, June 1, 2019
    Logged this ride 25 days ago
  • Riding for Mike
    29 May 2019

    We were able to stop by and visit with Mike before our ride this past Saturday. His chemo treatments are doing well and he has more energy. We continue to pray for him as he battles this horrible disease. Our rides start to count in 3 days!

    Riding for Mike
    Posted 28 days ago
  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 29 days ago
  • 11 mile adventure ride
    15 May 2019

    Today’s ride included 11 miles with views of horses, cows, a turtle, 2 hogs, a coyote, a cute cat and lumberjacks! Always an adventure! #EndCancer #RidingForMike #GCCUSA #cycling #tandem

    11 mile adventure ride
    Posted 43 days ago
  • Short Quick Ride
    7 May 2019

    We got in a quick ride today before work. Check out these pretty cattle. Thinking of you today Mike! #RidingForMike #EndCancer #GCCUSA

    Short Quick Ride
    Posted 50 days ago
  • $250 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 51 days ago
  • Getting Back in the Saddle
    6 May 2019

    We’ve been running more than cycling but are getting back in the saddle so that we can ride 200 miles in June. Today’s ride was cut a bit short as we had some minor issues with one of our pedals. We ride in a beautiful part of North Texas.

    Getting Back in the Saddle
    Posted 51 days ago
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