On Oct. 5, 19 riders departed Memphis for a 5-day, 500-mile charity cycling event concluding in Rosemary Beach. The third annual Ride to Rosemary Beach raises awareness and funding for Wings Cancer Foundation's Wellness Program. The program teaches cancer survivors to incorporate daily exercise, healthy diet and emotional health to reshape their lives following treatment.

Coordinated by the Wolf River Racing Tea,, the Wings Ride team includes: Brad Adkins, Chuck Bolton, Brian Eason, Jon R.  Ewing, Mason Ezzell, III, Miles Fortas, Bryon Jones, David C. Jones, John Kakales, Jim Lenschau, Keith Merriman, Tim Nicholls, Mark Parker, Ben Pope, Frank Smith, Owen Tabor, Dr. Todd Tillmanns, Jim Wilder, and Pat Williams.

"I am riding for all my past, current and future patients," said team leader Dr. Todd Tillmanns. "Through my work I intimately experience the scourge of cancer. I have recognized daily through my patients how cancer will never win, as they choose life. Cancer has a unique way of revealing the glories of life, God, friends and family. I am fortunate to fight alongside my patients as they teach me the most important lessons of life through their fight against cancer.

For more information on the Wings Cancer Foundation and on the Wings Ride, visit www.wingscancerfoundation.org.