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.
Director of Engagement
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
Event Operations and Merchandise
Every day, there is a growing list of reasons as to why I decided to join the Paceline that can be summarized simply: cure cancer faster. I believe in the researchers and doctors at the GCC. I am not a rider, but I am trying to become one. As I think about the doctors, researchers, patients, and survivors I have met, my family and friends who have also been touched by cancer, it all becomes crystal clear. I am riding 100 miles for them.
Corporate Engagement Manager
My grandfather died at the age of 69 from cancer. He didn’t see me get married or have the opportunity to meet his great granddaughter, who is named after his wife. My best friend, my mom, also recently had a cancer scare. It is an honor to work with an organization whose sole purpose is to eradicate this awful disease that is stripping families of the precious time they have with their loved ones.
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!