I posted something about this in the Random Musings thread in early June and got such an amazing response and it was requested that I "bump" it so that others could become involved, so here goes:
On July 12, 2009 (rain or shine!), thousands of cyclists will cross the Ben Franklin Bridge in Philadelphia to begin the 37th annual American Cancer Society's Bike-a-Thon to raise money for cancer patients and their families in the Delaware Valley. This year, my best friend, Lynn, and I will be two of those participants - Team Girls in Jerseys.
Both Lynn and I have been touched by this horrible disease. In 2005, Lynn lost her beloved stepfather to a combination of small-cell lung cancer and mesothelioma. In 1991, my own dear father died of small-cell lung cancer and in April of this year, my mother lost her battle with the same horrific disease.
We have decided to participate in this ride to honor our parents and all of those who have both fought and won, and fought and lost, against this disease. We will carry with us a list of names of those people we will remember as we ride.
Please visit our fundraising page (through the link below) and consider a donation to the ACS sponsoring us on our journey. Thank you!
The American Cancer Society:
Through the generosity of so many people, Lynn and I have been able to double our fundraising goal and are aiming to raise $1,000.00.
Thank you to those of you who have given so generously so far! We couldn't have gotten to this point without you!