Once again, I have committed to training for and riding in an endurance bike event. And again, I am asking for your help. This time, I have upped the ante, I am doing not one, but two 100 mile bike rides in June and I have committed to raising $5,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

I can tell you why I am doing this. It is really quite simple. Leukemia killed my dad and blood cancers will kill about 150 people every day this year in the US. I remember when my dad was in the hospital undergoing chemo. He said, “Don’t feel sorry for me, I have lived a full life. I feel bad for the young ones that are in here with cancer. That’s just not right.” I will always remember those words and I will always continue the fight.

Why should you donate? Because the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society does so much to help those fighting cancer and more importantly, they are helping in the research that will find a cure. The overall five-year relative survival rate for leukemia has more than quadrupled since 1960. With our help, LLS can continue to help patients and do the essential research to crush blood cancers once and for all.

I am asking you again today, please help me reach that goal. Together we can help beat cancer! Your contribution of $20, $50, $100 or whatever you can spare will go a long way toward finding a cure. So far, our team has already raised $112,000. As you can see, a lot of little donations can add up to a big amount. Imagine the support and services that $112,000 can pay for!

To contribute, donate online at http://www.ridingfordad.com . Again, you can choose any amount to donate – no amount is too small or too big. If you want to donate a $1 per mile that I will be doing in the two events in June, I would be really, really grateful. ☺


My Dad and my son, Rio – Christmas 2003:

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