Meet Christina Pirruccello, our Bike 2 Beat Cancer honoree

As many of you have heard, we are doing a HUGE bike ride from de Vere’s Sacramento to de Vere’s Davis to raise money for our dear friend Christina Rosales (Pirrucello), who is battling cancer for the second time. This event is being organized by Christina’s friends and fellow Christian Brothers alumni. We are raising money to help her and her family through her cancer treatment, and to establish a trust for her daughter Ella’s education. Christina wants her daughter to be able to attend Christian Brothers High School, and as alumni and friends, we are committed to making this wish come true.

In order for riders to get to know more about Christina, we asked two of her best friends, Emily and Mary, to answer some questions. That way everyone can get an idea–albeit a small one–of how special Christina truly is.

For more information about the Bike 2 Beat Cancer ride,  silent auction, and raffle, check out our events page.


When and how did you and Christina become friends?
We are all friends from high school. Mary and she became friends on a school trip to Mexico, and that is when she really became part of our circle. Jenny and Emily lived and went to college with Christina as well.

What was she like as a high schooler?
A beautiful and vibrant cheerleader. So cute and chipper!! Christina was always up for anything… road trip to the grand canyon, backpacking in Kauai, picking up hitchhikers!
What is she like today, as a friend, wife and mom?
Christina is all about her friends. She makes friends wherever she goes. She is the type of person who has a personal exchange with the checker at the grocery store or the waitress at Paesanos.

As a mother she is super crafty. Always has a cute and fun new project to share with Ella, her daughter. She is extremely loving and attentive.

As a wife, she is a supportive partner. She is a do-it-all kind of lady!! Although her favorite thing in the world is to bake, she does not just stay in the kitchen! She has her say in all the home improvement-type projects. She is also a successful working mom, with a perfect balance of career and family. Christina and Ryan just celebrated their 1 year anniversary on July 9, 2012. Last year, they planned a super fun and unique surprise wedding. All the guests were invited to a party for what they thought was Christina’s celebration of life party. Basically a party to celebrate Christina being cancer-free. When guests first arrived it was not revealed at first glance. After a delicious dinner with hot pink decor–of course–we were invited out on the patio for a toast. And voila, a dream wedding! Christina loves to laugh and has the best sense of humor. The surprise wedding was all her idea.

Tell us about her daughter.
She is a lot like her mom: fun, lively, and energetic. She is spirited, silly, and beautiful! She  is a very compassionate child. Always concerned when another child is crying or unhappy. She is a complete mama’s girl. Christina carried her around in a baby bjorn way past the weight and age limit! She loves princesses and has been known on more than one occasion to fall asleep in one of her princess dresses.
What are Christina’s best characteristics?
Christina is super outgoing. She is the most positive person I’ve ever met. She is full of joy and has a little hand clap that says it all! She is always making a party more lively and fun!! She makes a mom’s bunco night feel like a true PAR-TAY!! She loves her friends and social time. Yet she is a dedicated wife and proud mother. She is always there to listen and offer her best advice. She is a talented baker and a food and wine enthusiast. She is very fancy!
When and how did she get diagnosed?
She found a lump in her breast in the fall of 2010. She was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in November 2010. She was given treatment through July 2011. She was pronounced cancer free on July 25 2011. May 2012 she found out the cancer was back and metasticised to several organs.
How is she doing currently?
She is currently going through the toughest part of cancer, undergoing chemotherepy and radiation. She still tries to find ways to get Ella to play dates and enjoys visits from friends.







July 28th, 2012

Join us for a de Vere’s 2 de Vere’s Bike Ride and silent auction benefiting our friend Christina Rosales (Pirruccello) and her family as she battles cancer for her second time.

This event has been inspired by our friend Christina Rosales and her battle with cancer and her wish to raise money for her daughter to attend Christian Brothers High School when she is of age.

There is a lot of support for people and their families while they go through treatment, but what happens in the future? Our group of friends have established this cause to try and address the needs of those children effected by cancer and/or the treatment of their loved ones. Once we establish a trust for Christina’s daughter Ella (our first scholarship), we will continue to raise money for other families that have battled cancer.

*We also see how important it is to support cancer research and plan on donating a percentage of the money raised to cancer research and development.

*We are currently in discussions with a partnership with a 501c3 for all future events.

This event is being organized by Christina’s friends and fellow Christian Brothers High School alumni. We are raising money to help her and her family through her cancer treatment, and to establish a trust for her daughter Ella’s education. Christina wants her daughter to be able to attend Christian Brothers High School, and as alumni and friends, we are committed to making this wish come true.

100% of the money raised for this event will go to Christina and her family.

We are hoping that our friends and the general community will rally together to raise funds to help her beat cancer for the second time!

The fees for the race will be donated, along with all the money raised through a silent auction and raffle held at de Vere’s Irish Pub in Davis after the race concludes.

Sign up or donate today!

Signup Options:

  • Ticket to Ride: Entrance to the bike ride
  • Attend or Donate to The Silent Auction : EMAIL:  SUBJECT: DONATION
  • Donation Only: Any amount (no ticket fees apply) Or you can write a check:
All Checks can be made out to Christina Rosales Pirruccello, with memo line “bike to beat cancer” to:
de Vere’s Irish Pub
Attn: Bike to Beat Cancer Donations
217 E Street
Davis, CA 95616
We will present all checks to her the day of the event.

Event Timeline:

  • 8:00 am: Registration and waiver signing at the Sacramento de Vere’s Irish Pub
  • 8:45 am: All riders leave from our Sacramento location
  • Upon arriving at Davis, riders can eat brunch or lunch at the pub–or any great venue in Davis.
  • 12:00 pm — 3:30 pm: Silent auction in the back room of our pub
  • 11:30 am — 4:00 pm: Raffle prizes will be given out

Day of Event:

  • Riders: Please print your ticket and bring it to the registration at our Sacramento location. Registration starts at 8 am.
  • Present your ticket and sign our Waiver Form.
  • We’ll be off and pedaling our way to Davis at 8:45 am.
  • Follow the signs and Pink balloons all the way to Davis!

*** In order to participate, you must fill out the waiver and register at the pub.


*This ride is from Sacramento to Davis, after that we have a few suggestions for you on how to get home.

12:00 PM Lead by Team Mad cats
1:00 PM  Lead by Team Mad cats
2:00 PM Lead by Team Mad cats
                    4:00pm-  Group ride for anyone that wants to ride back after the auction. This is a non-organized ride. Please meet in front of the pub before departing back to Sacramento.  Please plan ahead there are many ways to get back to Sacramento.