I hope this note finds you well. While my most significant fundraising ride every year is the American Cancer Society’s Bicycles Battling Cancer event (the 12th annual ride will take place on June 14, 2020!), two years ago I learned about the American Lung Association’s Cycle the Seacoast ride, which takes place in May, and I've added it to my list of annual rides benefitting the health and wellbeing of others. Not only is it a great training ride in preparation of BBC, but I also will be able to spread awareness of the importance of lung health, and raise funds for a worthy cause at the same time.
One of my “Leading Ladies,” my grandmother (Omi) passed away from lung cancer in 2002. I have honored her every year as part of my involvement in the BBC ride, and am delighted to have another opportunity to do so by participating in Cycle the Seacoast. Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer of both men and women today – but it doesn’t have to be.
I was born on the ACS' “Great American Smokeout” day in 1987. The most I could do then to fight against lung cancer was to wear a cute onesie and show off in the newspaper. =) 30 years later, I have committed to joining many other cyclists and the American Lung Association in a journey across NH while raising money to support the fight against lung cancer, COPD, Asthma and other serious lung diseases. Among my goals is to increase awareness about the importance of lung health; I recently learned that lung disease is the third leading cause of death in the United States.
The generosity of my family, friends, and colleagues is absolutely humbling, as many of you have continuously supported my fundraising efforts for both the American Cancer Society and Emmaus, Inc. I know that it is a big ask to have three cycling fundraising events on the calendar each year, but as always, every dollar does make a difference. I hope that you will consider making a contribution toward this wonderful cause.
Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!
In good health and with gratitude always,