Update: We did it! We raised more than $5,000 for the National Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
I’m celebrating life and raising money for cancer research. In the fall of 2015, the T-cell Non-Hodgkin lymphoma in my body was advancing so rapidly, I couldn’t walk. I was hospitalized for five weeks, and very close to death. I knew — and my doctors knew — I needed a miracle. (You can read blogposts at the bottom.)
With the prayers and support of my family and friends at NewSpring Church, and the world-class treatment I received at MUSC in Charleston, God showed me incredible grace and displayed his supernatural power to heal.
On the two-year anniversary of my successful stem cell transplant, I’m attempting a two-week, 930-mile road biking Tour of South Carolina
between June 27 and July 10. You can follow my progress with the hashtag #CancerMiracleTourSC on Instagram
(Instragram.com/nickcharalambous) and Facebook
to celebrate God’s love, offer hope to cancer survivors, and support cancer research through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
I plan to ride + or - 70 miles a day, with stops at each of NewSpring Church’s 14 locations across South Carolina.Stage One: Wednesday June 27 - Completed!
Anderson to Spartanburg
Total Miles 56.8Stage Two: Thursday June 28 - Completed!
Spartanburg to Rock Hill
Total Miles: 64Stage Three: Friday June 29 - Completed!
Rock Hill to Northeast Columbia
Total Miles: 70Stage Four: Saturday June 30 - Completed!
Northeast Columbia to Florence
Total miles: 75Stage Five: Sunday July 1 - Completed!
Florence to Myrtle Beach
Total Miles 70Stage Six. Monday July 2 - Completed!
Myrtle Beach to Moncks Corner
Total Miles: 103Stage Seven: Tuesday July 3 - Completed!
Mocks Corner to North Charleston
Total Miles: 42Rest Day - Wednesday - July 4 - Completed!Stage Eight: Thursday July 5 - Completed!
North Charleston to Bluffton
Total miles 95 milesStage Nine: Friday July 6 - Completed!
Bluffton to Hampton
Total miles 59Stage 10: Saturday July 7 - Completed!
Hampton to Aiken
Total Miles 76Stage 11: Sunday July 8 - Completed!
Aiken to Columbia
Total Miles 63Stage 12: Monday July 9 - Completed!
Columbia to Greenwood
Total Miles 68Stage 13: Tuesday July 10 - Completed!
Greenwood to Anderson via Clemson
Total Miles: 88.
If you want to read, in real time, how I was processing through cancer ... The links are live on GoFundMe's web site version.Learning to hang inside a hug in midair
(Jan 2016)Dr. Who? My cancer expert sent from heaven
. (Jan 2016)My last chemo or the end of the world as we know it.
(Jan 2016)My own cancer moonshot.
(Feb. 2016)My body is failing me and that's a good thing.
(March 2016)Please don't call me a cancer fighter
(April 2016)I'm spending the summer in Charleston, and there's only one problem with that
(April 2016)The cancer lottery and playing to win
(June 2016)What am I waiting for?
(July 2016)Acting the miracle