I would push my skateboard a thousand miles to help children that have cancer.
Yesterday, we rode ten miles and raised thousands for the JohnnyKicksCancer roll-a-thon hosted by Alex Midler with so many good people yesterday in Venice Beach.
As we did last year, we reunited in Venice Beach, Ca with Alex Midler, Etnies and Deluxe Distribution friends, and many other supporters to roll ten miles and raise money for a great cause.
Still dealing with an internal bleeding injury in my spine from a recent skateboard accident, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to push my board one mile, let alone ten. But it felt good, great actually. And while my day was filled with fun and laughs with so many friends doing good things, I kept in mind Johnny Romano and children like him who need our help. Johnny was diagnosed with leukemia at age seven and battled for three years, until he fell into a coma one afternoon and passed away a few hours later. He loved skateboarding just like our boys do, just like we do.
Proud is an understatement of how it feels to watch my son and his fellow skater buddies push ten miles to support this cause, as they do with many others causes (The A.Skate Foundation benefitting autism, Grind for Live benefitting cancer, and many more).
Big thanks to Alex Midler and his family for hosting the event. Looking forward to pushing in the next one!
Find out more about Johnny Kicks Cancer here
Eric Hendrikx, Stone Hendrikx, Conner Norris, Gage Boyle, Nate Alton, Travis Harrison, Rick Boyle, Kaleb Kamakura