As a breast cancer survivor, Jessica Tanner has been finding ways to find support and participate with organizations that give back to cancer research and programs. Jessica first got involved with cycling through the Ulman Cancer Fund’s first Key to Keys ride in Florida.
“Key to Keys brought me back from my cancer, it gave me confidence as a rider, made me love cycling with a group and helped me realize that the people who care about me and know my story don’t mind when I ask them to support organizations that help people like me,” said Jessica Tanner.
The Ulman Cancer Fund’s Key to Keys allowed Jessica to get involved with 24 Foundation Columbia in 2013.
“I had caught the cycling bug and 24 Foundation gave me an opportunity to test my mettle, fundraise for a wonderful cause that is near to my heart and engage with other riders in a safe and fun environment,” Jessica said. “I rode 125 miles that day, which was a new personal best.”
Jessica has not been shy about using her story and triumph over cancer as the forefront of her ongoing attempt to fundraise. By writing to friends and family that have supported her over the years she has been able to receive generous donations to meet her fundraising for 24 Foundation.
“I love that anyone with a bike can participate in 24 Foundation,” Jessica said. “Some riders only do a few laps and others do hundreds, yet they all made a difference. That’s a lesson I live by. “