Bike to Beat Cancer, Foundation

Bike to Beat Cancer ride gives oncologist another chance to see patients outside of the exam room

It won’t be a long bike ride, but it will a meaningful one for Laila S. Agrawal, M.D., when she and her family participate in Bike to Beat Cancer. As a hematologist/oncologist, Dr. Agrawal has dedicated her career to caring for people with cancer. For her, it’s important to join others outside of work to…

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From stage 4 prostate cancer to ‘no disease detected’

During the 2018 Bike to Beat Cancer,William Cohen and his Omega Psi Phi fraternity brother pedaled through the “Mile of Silence” – a stretch of the route where riders can reflect on the cause and memorialize those lost to cancer. Along the way, yard signs offered solace and information. One statistic caught William’s attention: 1…

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A 20-year volunteer in the fight against cancer crosses her final finish line

One year ago, I shared the story of one of our longtime Bike to Beat Cancer volunteers, Missy Farfsing, and her battle with a rare cancer of the spine. At the start of 2022, Missy’s cancer took a turn, becoming more aggressive and causing her a great deal of pain. Cancer is never beautiful, never…

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Meet Eric Winke: Riding in Bike to Beat Cancer for fun and to support patients

Eric Winke, 44, is an e-learning developer with the Norton Healthcare Institute for Education & Development. Eric, who is married with a young son and daughter, took the time to answer a few questions about why he rides in Bike to Beat Cancer. How many years have you participated in Bike to Beat Cancer? 2022…

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Biking to beat cancer and supporting others — from Massachusetts

High school English teacher Annemarie Finn has never been to Louisville to ride in Bike to Beat Cancer. In fact, Annemarie does not live in the region or even in the state. Annemarie lives in Mashpee, Massachusetts, a small coastal town around 50 miles from Boston. For the past two years Annemarie has ridden a…

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After years of watching, Debbie Cobb decided to ride

Each year, Debbie Cobb would see Bike to Beat Cancer setting up from her office on the Norton Brownsboro Hospital campus. She would see the big tents going up and hear everyone on campus getting excited. One year, looking out over the tents, Debbie said, “I am going to do it!” She registered for Bike…

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New York City resident to spend 9/11 at Bike to Beat Cancer

Brian Haskel is preparing for his eighth Bike to Beat Cancer ride. Each year, he rides in honor of loved ones touched by cancer. “I lost many relatives to cancer who were taken too young,” Brian said. “Great people who left holes in my family that can never be filled, and we still mourn for…

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Gearing up for Bike to Beat Cancer, physician reflects on 9/11 Pentagon experience

Sept. 11, 2001, is remembered as a day that brought great tragedy and heartache for our country. It’s also remembered as a day that brought heroic actions and great unity. That’s what Joseph M. Flynn, D.O., MPH, FACP, chief administrative officer, Norton Medical Group, and physician-in-chief, Norton Cancer Institute, remembers most about that day. Dr. Flynn was…

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Eight-time century rider remembers his brother in Bike to Beat Cancer

Completing one century ride in life is a goal for many. Bike to Beat Cancer rider Scott Walters has achieved that goal eight times, riding the 100-mile route in Bike to Beat Cancer for the past eight years. What drives someone to pedal 100 miles year after year? For Scott, it was the loss of…

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Three-time cancer survivor encourages others

Bruce Lowe does not take being a cancer survivor for granted. Indeed, surviving three different cancers has given him a mission. “My doctor told me that I had stage 4 incurable bone cancer and had only two years to live. That was seven years ago,” Bruce said. “I am now cancer-free, and I do all…

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Riding to help other families avoid the heartache of losing someone to cancer

Willie Lawless got involved with Bike to Beat Cancer the way so many other riders do: Someone asked and it became personal. A friend from church, Phillip Cochran, had participated in several rides and encouraged Willie to start riding with him. During that same time, Willie’s niece, Shianne Lawless, was battling colon cancer at Norton…

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Whether riding or volunteering, Carol Saive has been a part of Bike to Beat Cancer every year

Carol Saive has been a part of Bike to Beat Cancer every year — three times as a rider and the rest as a volunteer. Now a 16-year cancer survivor, Carol first signed up to volunteer as a way to give back and help. Carol is one of the Bike to Beat Cancer’s most dedicated…

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