Dear friends, family, and colleagues:
I'm training for Reach The Beach, a single-day, 104-mile bike ride from Portland to Pacific City.
This will be my fourth year participating and I'm dedicating this ride to my friend, Michael "The Captain" McCarthy, who passed away in 2019 after an extended battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
A lifelong sailor and talented storyteller, he loved spending time on the water and at the Oregon coast, which makes this dedication particularly fitting.
The event includes a charitable component and every participant is asked to raise $150, but I'm hoping to exceed $1750, my total from 2019.
To help achieve this goal, I'll personally match the first $10 of every pledge, up to $250 total.
All donations benefit the American Lung Association and will be used to fund cancer research, public awareness, and advocacy efforts.
Thanks so much for your support!