Wow! It took me less than 2 days to reach my modest fund raising goal. Thanks Rana, Peter, Michael & Jennifer.
If you still want to donate, please do. I’ve met my goal, but my company has only reached about 25% of its goal of $125,000. Like I said, every little bit helps even if you can only give a few dollars. Of course, your contribution is tax-deductible. It’s fast and easy to support this great cause – you can make your donation online. I appreciate whatever support you can give.
The ride is coming up in a little more than a week. I have to get some miles under my belt if I’m going to make it. Not much time to train.
I recently accepted the challenge of cycling in the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure fund-raising event. The Tour de Cure is a series of cycling events held in over 80 cities nationwide.
The Tour is a ride with different route lengths from a leisurely 10-mile course to a demanding 100-mile journey. 100 miles is a bit too intense for me at this point, but I’m going to push my limits and go for 50 miles (the most I have ridden to this point is around 40). The goal is to have fun and get some exercise while supporting the American Diabetes Association’s mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
So on May 4th (a mere two weeks from now), I will saddle up and ride along with Team Schwab in our company’s efforts to raise $125,000. My personal goals here are very modest. Only 200 bucks. Every little bit helps even if you can only give a few dollars. Of course, your contribution is tax-deductible.
It’s fast and easy to support this great cause – you can make your donation online. I appreciate whatever support you can give.
More information on the American Diabetes Association, its programs and diabetes in general can be found at the Association’s Web site.
***UPDATE*** [2:28PM – 4/22] Got my first donation from my first cousin Rana (incidentally the First Lady of San Diego). I’m 1/8th of the way there. Please help me get to 200 bucks, MAKE A DONATION TODAY.
***UPDATE***[3:24PM – 4/22] Thanks to Pete I now have 63% of my $200 total. Of course, Pete meant to bribe me to attend our 20th high school reuninion in June. I’m sure you’ll have more noble reasons to donate. MAKE A DONATION TODAY.
I’ve been wanting to take up cycling for long time. I’ve been a huge fan of the Tour de France since I was a kid and I always wanted a road bike so I could take up the charge. Now I finally have one. The right circumstances-having some disposable income and a friend who could walk me through the very intimidating environment of the modern bike shop, and a sale-made this the right time to dive in.
I’m really happy with my bike. It’s a Cannondale, like my mountain bike. All carbon fiber, with Shimano parts. It’s super light and very fast. I’d couldn’t be happier.