Martyn H. Jones
Since I was a boy, cycling has been a big part of my life. I think of bicycles as a force for good ... a timeless means of transportation, making new friends, discovering new places and practicing a healthier lifestyle. Paceline is, by its very nature, encouraging people from all parts of the community to do something meaningful through riding a bike. Together we can cure cancer faster.
My father-in-law and grandfather both passed from cancer and my wife and I have lost friends and know many others who continue to fight. Just here in Georgia, nearly 140 people are diagnosed and 50 people pass each day due to this indiscriminate disease. Paceline Ride funds the critical research being done at the Georgia Cancer Center and together, we'll cure cancer faster.
Cancer has impacted my family in a very deep way. Two months after I got married, we lost my husband’s best friend to cancer. Since then, we’ve lost numerous friends and relatives to this horrible disease. In addition, my father and mother are both cancer survivors. I immediately knew I wanted to be part of Paceline to raise awareness, fund research and improve patient care. I can’t think of a better way to honor and celebrate our friend’s legacy.
Ellice W. Bowman
Every day, there is a growing list of reasons as to why I decided to join the Paceline. Through Paceline, I learned to embrace the choice to suffer on a bike and to embrace it with love. For me, Paceline is a symbol of hope, and riding a bike has become a symbol of freedom that I gravitate to, freedom to move, freedom from illness, freedom to take charge and make a difference. I’m grateful for that freedom and hope inspired through Paceline.
As a cancer survivor, I feel a responsibility to do all that I can to ensure that no other family hears that their loved one has cancer. I grew up with the memories of my experience, but have also watched friends and family members face their own journey with cancer. It is never easy, but having a support system can make all the difference. Paceline mimics this as we are all coming together to support the Georgia Cancer Center. Joining the team is a dream come true. Fundraising and awareness for cancer research has been a large part of my life since I was young. Through Paceline, I know that each day I am working to make a difference for the researchers, doctors, and cancer patients.
Chairman and Founder
I ride to serve others. To be a part of something bigger than myself. To raise funds for researchers at the Georgia Cancer Center to advance a cure. My hope is that my ride will encourage others to ride/volunteer because together, we can cure cancer faster!