Mother & daughter fight to end breast cancer
Fundraising cycling event “The Boob Ride” in St. Peters Village to raise money for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day 60 Mile Walk
Early in the morning on July 11th, bicyclists of all ages and skill levels will leave St. Peters Village in Chester County on a fun ride called “The Boob Ride”.
The purpose of this charity ride is to raise money to help end breast cancer. The ride is July 11, 2015 and the first group will start at 7:30 a.m. Riders can register by going to www.theboobride.org/pa.
Pottstown resdient Michelle Przemieniecki, the organizer of “The Boob Ride”, was diagnosed with Triple Negative Stage 3b breast cancer in September 2014. This was not Michelle’s first battle with the disease; she was first diagnosed in 2008 with a completely different type of breast cancer. Even with yearly mammograms and clean results, this deadly foe came back with vengeance. After months of treatments, she is happy to report that she is cancer free!
Breast cancer not only impacts the patient but also the families. Michelle said, “I remember my daughter Emily, 15, and son Zach, 7, spending days at a time sitting with me while I lay in bed weak from treatments.”
This disease takes an emotional toll on all those around the patient.
During those months of treatments Michelle vowed to work to help end breast cancer. While getting her chemotherapy, Michelle saw an advertisements on TV for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day and decided to sign up as a way to really kick cancer’s butt.
Emily is not yet old enough to do the 3-Day walk but has volunteered for the Susan G. Komen Youth Corp – who helps support all of the walkers during the event.
In order to participate in the event, Michelle and Emily need to raise $3,000.
“We looked at several different fundraising options and decided to use Emily’s passion for biking as our vehicle to raise money to help find a cure for breast cancer,” said Michelle.
Emily is an avid bicyclist and competes in Cyclocross and mountain biking events. Michelle and Emily reached out to a group in California who raise money for breast cancer charities by hosting a fun destination bike ride - called “The Boob Ride”. The co-founders, Jennifer Carey and Paul Self, have been running the ride for six years and agreed to allow Michelle and Emily to use their branding and call the ride The Boob Ride Pennsylvania.
Jennifer is also a seven time 3-Day walker, who walks to honor her mother’s battle with breast cancer.
Though there is nothing humorous about breast cancer, Michelle and her family found that humor was a great way to deal with the stress of facing this disease. “The Boob Ride” is a noncompetitive fun event and offers tongue-in-cheek awards.
“In California, many of the riders pedal in pink or wear bras over their shirts. We hope to have the same fun crowd of people,” commented Michelle.
Michelle can proudly say she is healthy and has conquered breast cancer. This year Michelle Przemieniecki will walk 60 miles in the Susan G. Komen Philadelphia 3-Day along with thousands of other women and men who participate to make a personal difference in the fight to end breast cancer.
Each year, more than 200,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women and nearly 2,000 cases are diagnosed in men in the U.S. To help reach their goal of a world without breast cancer, make a donation to or join “The Boob Ride” by visiting www.TheBoobRide. org/PA.
Emily and her mom Michelle Przemieniecki, the organizer of “The Boob Ride”, who was diagnosed with Triple Negative Stage 3b breast cancer in September 2014.