Halcyon Hospice has some amazing employees!
On June 29th, Account Executive Jennifer Gregor traveled with a few of her team members to Indianapolis for the Inaugural 24 Hours of Booty – the official 24-hour cycling event of LIVESTRONG™. The event raises vital funds for local and national cancer charities.
This was a special occasion for Jennifer as her parents made the trip to Indy to watch her ride. Her father was diagnosed with MS in 1972 and also battled cancer in 1996, 2000 and 2011.
Here’s Jennifer in her own words discussing her personal trek to fight cancer…
120 miles in 24 hours to fight against cancer – it was an incredible event and a fabulous course to ride! Four thunder storms went thru – which was a life saver. At arrival on Friday, it was 106 degrees and we were all worried about riding. A storm blew thru right when we arrived and it dropped to 70 degrees in 15 min. It was humid but it could of been a lot worse.
The most amazing thing though is riding along someone you don’t know and you learn why they are there. Everyone has a story for why they are there…
My parents were there to witness this event and they thoroughly enjoyed meeting and talking to everyone. My dad is why I ride. I cannot express how emotional it was to have him there. As tears ran down my face at the start line, just knowing how lucky I am to still have him with us…this again is why I ride.
This October, 24 hours of Booty will be in Sandy Springs. I challenge all of you to either volunteer, ride or just come out and cheer us on…the ENERGY at this event is incredible and you will forever remember being a part of it!
Thank you all,
In September, Jen will be participating in her 4th year of riding the Bike MS: Cox 150 Atlanta Ride. Last year she attained her goal of 167 miles in two days and completed her first Century ride! This event is held at Calloway Gardens where she and her teammates join together to form Drummond Cycling. This ride benefit’s the National MS Society Georgia Chapter.