By Dave Lavery, Founder of Curt’s Ride
Curt Ewald was a friend and former classmate from Herndon High School (HHS ’76). In the summer of 2010, Curt was diagnosed with Stage IV adenocarcinoma in the lungs. As Curt prepared for the journeys ahead, he displayed the most amazing outlook on life, was one of the most open and communicative of friends, and showed the most well-balanced understanding of what was before him, of anyone that you could ever know. In just a scant few weeks, Curt taught me more about acting with grace under pressure and the strength of solid character than I had learned in 50 years.
Curt lost his battle with adenocarcinoma that year just before the first iteration of this ride named in his honor. In his memory, and that of all the other current and former HHS classmates, and all those everywhere that have been affected by this disease, Curt’s Ride To Cure Cancer has been established as part of the “Team ACS” program.
For those that never met him, this message from Curt describes in just a small way who Curt was. Even now, he still teaches. This is why we are doing the ride.