June 9, 2008 – On June 21-22nd weekend I will be participating in the Ride to Conquer Cancer as part of my 20th anniversary celebration. Cancer has touched all of our lives in some form or another. On a very personal note I have lost my sister-in law Desiree D’Ornellas who supported my racing career in a very big way as well as my Mom who battled and died of Stomach Cancer.In the last 2 years alone many of our own D’Ornellas Club Members have been battling this terrible disease.
This year I really wanted to find a meaningful way of giving back and doing it in combination with my real passion-bikes and biking. Every pedal stroke of this ride will be in memory of my Mother,my Sister-in Law and all of our cycling friends who have lost their battle with Cancer or who are currently still in the fight.
I know most of you receive letters of donation on a regular basis because I do too so I understand how it might be a challenge to answer to mine. I hope you can support me in this 2-day ride by sending even a small donation by going to www.conquercancer.ca, follow the link on the left side that says DONATE and put in my name Eon D’Ornellas. That will take you to my personal page where you can make a donation. Thank you in advance for supporting me on my Ride To Conquer Cancer.