That level of teamwork was the ethos of the day.
“Raising money, raising awareness for cancer, that’s a big deal,” Jenkins said. “The fact that people are out here enjoying it, you just don’t know what’s going on in their lives behind closed doors, but they’re here enjoying themselves and trying to bring awareness and attention to cancer. It means a lot for me to be a part of that.”
Raekwon McMillan, a DCC board member, noticed the growth of the event.
“There’s a lot more people out here,” the linebacker said. “[There’s] more buzz about it throughout the city. A lot of people are talking about it. Riding with some of the survivors and seeing some of the faces out there, I [saw] some of the living proof. It’s living proof that they battled cancer, they came through it. The fight still goes on, so any way possible that I can use my name and my platform to help to build awareness about cancer, I’ll do it.”