Destination X Ride/FaceiT Project
Hello, my name is Todd, and my mission is to unleash awareness for Colorectal Cancer, Familial Adenomatous Polyposis [FAP], and Desmoid Tumors on the masses. And I have very much chosen to accept it, and run with it. Well, ride with it actually. The vehicle for said mission will be a solo motorcycle ride across the United States.
So why colorectal cancer, FAP and desmoid tumors? Well, my father died from colon cancer via FAP when I was a child. My two sisters, niece, nephew and I all have FAP and Desmoid Tumors. We have spent the majority of our lives fending off the colorectal cancer beast through multiple surgeries, procedures, scopes and scans.
Why a solo motorcycle ride to spread awareness? Motorcycles have given me a sense of freedom that I have never felt before. Riding is in my blood.
I was fortunate enough to catch Ducati’s attention in 2012. They wanted to do what they could to help me be able to make the ride a reality. They supplied a Multistrada 1200 S Touring motorcycle, gear, tires and maintenance throughout the ride. So in July, the 2012 Destination X Ride hit the road and went from being a dream to becoming a reality. On the ride I logged just over 19,000 miles in nearly six months. Talk about an amazing experience. Blessed and then some I was.
Well, it’s 2013 and Ducati once again has stepped up by supplying a brand new motorcycle and gear for what will be an incredible ride. On this ride my main objective will be to travel the country photographing colorectal cancer, FAP and desmoid tumor survivors and gathering their stories. Imagine it, a huge library of colorectal cancer, FAP and desmoid tumor survivor faces and survivorship stories. With my background in photography, advertising and graphic design, I believe an amazing result will occur. The name of this effort will be The FACEiT Project.
I also will be sharing my FAP/Desmoid Tumor story and talk about the importance of knowing family history, genetic colorectal diseases and prevention of colorectal cancer along the way.
For more details about Todd, his story and adventures CLICK HERE
Are you at Risk For Colorectal Cancer?
- 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths for men and women combined
- Colonoscopies not only discover cancer, but can also stop cancer
- 50% of Americans still do not get colonoscopy reimbursement
- Colon cancer research is still vastly under-funded
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