This June, I will join thousands of other cyclists and the American Lung Association in a journey across Maine while raising money to fight lung disease and increase awareness about the importance of lung health.
Lung disease can take someone's breath away, leaving them unable to work, exercise or play. Growing faster than almost any other major illness, lung disease, including lung cancer, asthma and emphysema is the third leading cause of the death in the United States.
athenahealth, my employer, has a large office in Belfast, Maine. The company has been active in the Trek for several years, with our roster of riders growing each year (more than 100 in 2012!). This is my first year with athena and my first opportunity to participate in what by all accounts is a fun, challenging, worthwhile event. It will also be my first major cycling event, and is serving as my primary motivation to get back in shape following shoulder surgery late last year.
Please join me in my efforts to make a difference by making a personal or corporate tax-deductible donation.
Thank you in advance for you support!