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Marya Chivari

Team Name:  OG Spinderellas
Years Participated: Second Year

Location:   San Francisco, CA:

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To all my loving supporters

I am honored to be part of the OG Spinderella Cycle for Survival team. The women who invited me to be part of this team are passionate and committed to ending cancer. I am grateful to be part of this excitement for a 2nd year. I am raising money for rare cancer research and ask that you contribute to this exploration of a poisonous disease. When I sat down to write my reason as to why I am raising funds, all I could think of is what cancer stole. Cancer took my family, my home, my husband, my best friend, my love, my security, the father of my son, my son's brothers and a sense of the world and our place in it. Cancer turned Mike's beautiful mind into a fury of anger and denial. Cancer robbed him of all that was good and beautiful. Mike and I would have been married 11 years January 13 and he would have turned 48 on the 6th.

My efforts in helping others in this life altering situation heals me from the trauma and heartache I have endured since Mike's diagnosis in October 2014. I do not want anyone to ever endure the pain from cancer or the emotional adverse effects of the disease. I have seen too much to sit back and silently watch this suffering.

We ride on February 9 which is one month from now. I ask that you support me in supporting all the other cancer patients, caretakers, wives, mothers, fathers and husbands who have had to watch their loved one deteriorate physically,emotionally and spiritually. Your gift will directly help people who have few, if any, treatment options. Through Cycle for Survival, progress is accelerating. We arm scientists with the resources to explore pioneering ideas, discover new therapies, and collaborate to find the next breakthrough.

With Health and Happiness,

Marya "OG Spinderella"





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