This will be my fourth year riding the 100 mile route for Reach the Beach. If not for the pandemic, this would be the fifth consecutive year as we started in 2016 when Roxanne was first diagnosed with lung cancer and now ride in her memory. It is our hope that our efforts will meaningfully contribute to a chance for current and future patients to receive life saving treatments.
On May 15th, we will participate in a 100 mile bike ride starting and ending in Portland. The lingering effects of the pandemic have required a revised route from the usual Pacific City, OR destination. Logistically, that means we end up where we parked, which is handy, but no beach. The primary objective of this event is to raise awareness and especially funds for the American Lung Association's efforts to fund lung disease treatment developments, combat childhood asthma, and fund teen smoking prevention strategies. No one should struggle to breathe.
My good friend and coworker, Greg Johnson, and I have ridden this event together and encourage anyone to join us by registering for this event to ride and fundraise, or make a tax deductible donation to our efforts and help us, along with the American Lung Association, support the FIGHT FOR AIR. If you want to ride but don't want to slog out 100 miles on an uncomfortable bike seat - no problem! You can still be a member of Roxy's Riders and start at one of the shorter distance starting points!
Thank you for honoring the memory of those lost to lung disease and joining this important fight for people with lung disease, children with asthma, teens who are pressured to start smoking, and everyone who wants to breathe healthy air in our communities.
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