Hello, Dear Family and Friends!
it's that time of year again: getting the bike out and supporting the American Lung Association's Trek Across Maine -- their 37th year, my 17th. They have wisely decided to make this another virtual trek -- each rider on his/her own keeping track of their miles, rather than gathering 2,000 cyclists in smallish places. My goal is 300 miles (100 miles over tge 3-day Father's Day weekend in Eric's honor) and $2,200. The Trek has raised more than $29.5 million in the past 36 years. This year funds will continue to support the ALA's COVID-19 Action Initiative in three critical focus areas:
To provide free lung health education and masks to those in need.
To protect public health by advocating for COVID and flu vaccines in underserved communities of color.
To prevent future outbreaks by investing in respiratory virus research.
I hope you will join me once again in supporting the American Lung Association. Thank you in advance for your donation. On-line credit card donations are very easy and secure, but you are also more than welcome to send a check with my name and Trekker Number 27 to the American Lung Association of Maine, 122 State Street, Augusta, ME 04330.
I hope you have been able to get vaccinated and are feeling more freedom, even as we continue to stay safe by wearing a mask, washing our hands more frequently, and exercising social distancing!
With deepest thanks,