Trevecca Nazarene University

Cancer-survivor makes a stop at Trevecca on 370-mile bike trip

Seventeen-year-old, nine-time Cancer-survivor Samantha Gilley will make a stop at Trevecca Nazarene University Wednesday morning, 10/31, as part of her 370-mile bike trip from Chattanooga to Memphis in support of St. Jude’s Hospital.

The trek, dubbed “Sam’s Ride,” was a dream of Samantha’s for many years that came about after the Rush Miller Foundation and the Lance Armstrong Foundation gifted Samantha with a tandem bicycle. The bicycle allowed the completely blind 17-year-old to begin to train and plan for the ride which will set off from Chattanooga this Saturday, October 27.

Samantha hopes to raise money and awareness for the work done at St. Jude and to give hope to kids in situations just like her own. For a woman who has overcome many odds, this ride is her effort to do something lasting.

Trevecca will host a press conference on Wednesday morning, 10/31, at 8:30 A.M., on the steps of the Jernigan Student Center in order for the University to present to Samantha Gilley a check in honor of Sam's Ride, to St. Jude's Hospital.

Read more information about Sam's Ride at