Courage Ride, honoring the life of Seth Bailey, is an annual bike ride through rural Iowa. Courage Ride is dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by sarcoma.
Meet Minde Strief
Our 2018 Courage Ride Patient Honoree!
Melinda’s Chondrosarcoma Journey
I am sharing my journey for Sarcoma Awareness Month to help support what University of Iowa Health Care does to continually make strides to find cures and improve lives, and to reach out to others around the world who need hope, advice, a shoulder to cry on, laughter to get them through the tough times.
I put my trust, faith, and body into the hands of two strangers, two highly recommended doctors—Benjamin Miller and Mohammed Milhem—who have brought me through this journey with such care, compassion, and attentiveness. Not treated as a patient or a number, but as a person, as a family member of chondrosarcoma cancer.
The clinic nurses, receptionists, staff, the many X-ray technicians, lab, C scans, housekeeping, food services—the list could go on of all those I’ve crossed paths with through this journey. I can never repay or thank them enough for the excellent care given to me, my husband, and my family and friends.
Courage Ride Check Presentation
Thank you to everyone who supported Courage Ride in 2017. Last November we enthusiastically gave a check for $60,000 to the Sarcoma Research Program at the UIHC Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center. These dollars help seed grants for additional sarcoma research studies. We could not have done this without the support of our riders, volunteers, givers and sponsors! Let’s do it again Saturday, August 18, 2018!