Anyone who already knows me and has made their way to this page has probably been subjected to my attempts to get them to join me on a ride, or buy a bike if they don't have one, and they've all had to hear A LOT about cycling.
Lung disease can leave someone unable to work, exercise or play, and not being able to ride (or take part in any activity you enjoy so much) is something I wouldn't wish on anyone. Obviously the past few years have drawn our attention to viruses, but as a whole, lung disease, including lung cancer, asthma and emphysema is the third leading cause of the death in the United States.
It's a complicated problem, and there's still a lot of work to be done. Money raised by this event will contribute to research, education, and efforts to improve air quality. Whether this is already an important cause to you, you're currently looking for a good way to help others, or you're just a friend entertained by making me ride 100 miles in a day, it all helps.
Personal or corporate, small or large, all your donations make a difference, and they're tax-deductible.
Thank you in advance for your support!