Today was supposed to be an awareness spreading event day in Phoenix and in light of coronovirus the events were cancelled and we had time to regroup and reassess how we move forward from here. Following well-advised protocol to limit interactions we set up our signage at Tempe Beach Park with coffee, donuts and handouts detailing facts about lung cancer. We were joined by Yovana, a local lung cancer survivor and advocate. Social distancing was the rule of thumb and it felt good to sit back and watch people help themselves to breakfasts and the fact sheets in the fresh air.
Given our adult children have come home from college after having been exposed to who knows what in NY and NJ and are self quarantining at home, home is no longer a safe haven for me. I have concluded the safest option for me is to stay on my bike and continue my ride across the US with a very lean support team. Most of the team will head back to their respective homes and David and I will continue on tomorrow towards El Paso with Adam from Velofix as bike support. We have decided to camp for the better part of the journey to limit our exposure. We will continue to blog and communicate via social media and, as social media will become our primary means of raising awareness, we would ask that you please double your efforts to share the story and facts about lung cancer. As much as we would like to meet up with people along our route, we are going to limit all interactions until such time as it is safe.
Please continue to send positive thoughts and vibes our way and more importantly please continue to share the facts.
With tremendous gratitude, Isabella