I know, I know, I hit you all up for donations last year when I did the Avon Walk for Cancer. And you came through - with a generosity that I should have expected but yet still shocked and warmed me all at once.
I warned you then though, I'd probably be hitting you up again and that time has come.
This time though, it's a little more personal. This time, I'm raising money not for a large, international organization with tons of resources, but a local organization - the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. It's more personal, because these are the doctors, nurses and counselors I visited this past spring when I had my genetic testing done. It's also more personal because several of my family members have visited them too (and are under their care). It's a bit more encompassing in reach though, because the institute doesn't just cover breast cancer, it covers all types of cancer and your donations will support their research!
So here's the deal. Chris and I (and hopefully, maybe even my friends Bobbi and Marty) will be riding a 100 mile bike-athon in support of the institute, the Century for the Cure. We've each committed to raise $500 (though I set a goal of $1000) in order to participate. We'll be doing this bike ride in one day, Saturday September 11th, and we've been training for a while.
There are a couple of ways you support us.
1. Give money. We're Team Twin Peaks but you can donate to each of us individually, or all to one of us at Kim's Page or Chris's Page (you may want to throw some love Chris's way - he's lagging behind) and clicking the "Support Me" button.
2. Join our team! Yes, you can go to Team Twin Peaks and choose to either A) ride with us (there's also a 40-mile option) or B) become a "Virtual" member who supports us in spirit. But either way, you'll be committing to raising money for the Cancer Institute (real riders commit to $500, but virtual ones can set their own goals - see what Cassandra Lajeskie did!)
As always, I appreciate all of your love, kindness and support. So please join me to raise money and finally put an end to this shitty disease.