Riding with Jim

Jim Wilson's Journey with Cancer

Jim Wilson, Lehman Volvo Cars Business Development Manager, was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in March of 2021.  The rare and aggressive adenocarcinoma cancer cells were found in Jim's lungs, brain, spine, liver and eyes at the time of his diagnosis. Through this past year, Jim has remained active and positive in the face of this challenge and states, "I choose to give thanks not only in spite of, but also because of the circumstances. It is giving me an unprecedented opportunity to draw closer to God."

Jim Wilson is a very passionate and positive person. His interests include family, church, work and health. Jim is the happiest when he is on his bike, either for a solo ride or competing in a local bike race. With over 25 years of service at Lehman Motors, Jim is known for his professionalism, his radiating smile and good conversation. 

How to support Jim in his fight

Fellow employees at Lehman Volvo Cars and friends and family of Jim Wilson invite you to take part in the "Riding with Jim" fundraiser, an independent fundraiser benefiting Penn State Health.  

How YOU can get involved:
  • Make a blood donation to honor Jim's battle with cancer on Thursday, March 17th from 11am-5pm at the LCBC West Shore - Atrium. By appointment only, click here to sign up.
  • Ride in the inaugural "Riding with Jim" Bike Ride on Sunday, March 27th. Choose between a 12-mile family/friends, 30-mile, or 64-mile bike ride organized by Blue Mountain Velo. Click here to register.
  • Take a drive! Lehman Volvo Cars will make a donation for every Volvo test-drive during the month of March (*1 test drive donation/customer)!
  • Every car sold in March, Lehman Volvo Cars will donate an additional $100 to the cause!
  • Make a monetary contribution to Penn State Health, click here.

Fundraising for a cause

All funds raised will be donated to the Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center Research program at the Penn State University Cancer Institute. The Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center provides world-class skin cancer care, while also developing the next generation of therapies to more effectively treat or manage skin cancer. 

The director of the research program is Jim Wilson's fellow cyclist and friend, Dr. Gavin Robertson, PhD. Jim selected this cause because he believes Dr. Robertson and his team are making an impactful difference right here in our community! Learn more here.  

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