A cancer survivor has been weaving a new tale of triumph over adversities. He has taken up the charge to lead a group of cyclists on a 330-mile journey. The team is embarking on their annual cycling expedition, ‘Cure on Wheels’ from Tampa to Tallahassee, covering more than 330 miles. And this year, the year is leading the cycling odyssey.

But this isn’t just a cycling expedition but a powerful testament to the indomitable human spirit that has fought the relentless battle against cancer. After a 15-year-long fight against the silent storm within, he broke into tears of joy, hugging his beloved father before embarking on the cycling journey. Let’s unravel how ‘Cure on Wheels’ unfolded this year with the unwavering determination and power of a community.

Joshua Rivera’s remarkable ride against cancer continues


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This is not the first time Joshua Rivera has participated in the annual cycling trek, ‘Cure on Wheels.’ Rivera, who has been fighting against the deadly disease of cancer since the age of 27, has participated in ‘Cure on Wheels’ for the 11th time. The journey will stretch across 330 miles, starting from Tampa to Tallahassee.

Diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma at the age of 27, Rivera’s life paused for a second as he was informed that he had just a 15 percent chance of survival. Rivera shared, Fortunately for me, there was this wonderful place called Moffit Cancer Center about 30 minutes away, and my dad said ‘You’re going to Moffit. He was admitted to the hospital by his dad and his body went through 1,100 hours of chemotherapy. Besides that, he took up radiation treatments about 24 times, and six surgeries were performed on him. Rivera further recalled, It was just an all out attack on my entire body. I lost 50 pounds, I lost my hair, I was physically just poisoning my body to poison the tumor.”.

But after a 15-year-long relentless battle against the disease, the incredible team of medical experts from Moffit was finally able to save the precious life of Rivera. Rivera is also currently serving at Moffit Hospital as an employee.

Before embarking on the journey, Rivera hugged his father and shared a heartfelt emotional moment with him. As tears of joy rolled down their cheeks, they were thankful for the miracle of Rivera pulling off such a challenge.

‘Cure on Wheels’ annual trek raises spirits and $50,000 for research


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On an annual basis, the ‘Cure on Wheels’ team embarks on a cycling journey to raise awareness against cancer and fund cancer research programs to help people fight against the deadly disease. 

The team raised more than 50,000 dollars from their last ride, and once they reach Tallahassee, they will donate the amount to support cancer research studies. The ‘Cure on Wheels’ team is put up by cancer survivors, oncologists, and supporters. 

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Rivera shared, When I need to dig deep I go back to, ‘Would you rather be out here on a cold windy day riding 100 miles, or would you rather be in chemotherapy vomiting your guts out?” The team began their annual ride on Moffit Day in the Florida capitol. The team has planned to cycle approximately 100 miles regularly to reach Tallahassee by Wednesday.

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