Cycling Across Iowa for Sarcoma Research
Haven’t we all aspired to be part of something bigger than ourselves? Contemplating solutions to a problem, only to meekly realize our limitations as an individual – not knowledgeable enough, empowered enough or perhaps not passionate enough? Hi, I am Ashish Mishra, and I am raising money alongside Dr. Varun Monga to support sarcoma research at the University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Sarcoma is a life-threatening disease that affects 20% of all kids diagnosed with cancer. With over 100 sub-types, sarcoma is a rare form of cancer, which translates into lesser research money. I hadn’t thought much of this until seeing firsthand kids with amputated limbs and speaking with families whose kids eventually lost their lives. Getting to know the researchers at the Holden Cancer Center’s program, especially my friend Dr. Varun Monga, the rigor of their clinical trials and their dedication to this cause has inspired me to get involved, in my own little way. The money raised here will go directly to Dr. Monga and his team's sarcoma research at the University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center.
As part of this fundraising campaign, I've decided to push my own boundaries by cycling across Iowa. I'm trying to ride 1000 miles in 30 days to raise money and awareness about sarcoma. I invite you to join me, as I travel across the breadth of Iowa, pushing my boundaries as a traditional non-athlete and bring you pictures, stories and much more for the next several weeks! Watch our slideshow to see some of the photos I've taken so far and to hear directly from Dr. Monga about his most recent clinical trials.
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