My Daddy (Scott Hoffman) lost his short battle to Pancreatic Cancer in December 2005.He was 50 when diagnosed and 51 when he passed away.My dad was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish and hunt.If this cause was for anyone else in our family and not him he would be on his bike riding with us.He loved to take “short cuts” on the way home from places which were actually usually “long cuts” through the country side.He loved nature and appreciated it before any tree huggers were around.I learned to the importance of recycling from him at a very early age.Before any city had recycling bins we were taking our cans to the recycling center.To this day it pains me to see recyclables thrown in the garbage!My dad was also a great mechanic who enjoyed restoring old cars with my brother, Brent.He showed them at car shows around the area or just enjoyed going on a drive with my mom. His love for "seeing the sights" is where our team name came from.
My dad is missed every second of every day.He is missing out on being a grandpa to 3 of the cutest big boys around.He is missing out on growing old with my momma and we are missing out on growing older with him.
We do not know why my dad got pancreatic cancer but we do know it is one of the most deadly cancers out there and has some of the least amount of funding. Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of all major cancers, at just 9%.My family, friends and I are riding not only in memory of my dad but for all of those people who might have a chance at surviving this terrible disease someday.If you would like the support the cause you can ride with us or you can donate to one of us or the team in support of Pancreatic Cancer Research.