Total dollars raised for cancer research since 2009 $3,045,722 (so far)

Kathleen Manuel

Kathleen ManuelHi,

I am Kathleen Manuel and I am grateful to be healthy and able bodied. I have two beautiful teenage children who are athletic and healthy as well. I never, ever take this for granted and this is why I ride.

I didn’t know Jimi well when Ryder was diagnosed, but I did watch with compassion and utter amazement how he took this horrible ordeal and turned it into such positive energy. It motivated me so much that I felt the very least I could do was participate and try to make a difference, really just contribute in some small way.

I had no riding experience when I did the ride for the first time last year, and I haven’t really ridden since. Let’s be clear…. I don’t particularly enjoy a long ride like the RTCC and I am still a rank amateur but I will fire up the training rides again and I am going to go for it! I am proud to be a part of this team!

Kathleen Manuel