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This will mark my ELEVENTH consecutive year of riding in Pelotonia and that is pretty amazing since the first year I rode, some of you may recall that I wanted to quit at mile 45. However, I continued on, crying the last 5 miles, because I was motivated by the desire to find and punish the person who had written the description of the 50 mile route as "relatively flat" ! Here we are 8 years later and I just registered again 1) pledging to raise $1500 or pay the balance of what I fail to raise AND 2) acknowledging that I am aware the route is extremely dangerous and I risk '.....paralysis or even death'. I am not kidding.
I am finding that one of the more poignant things about getting older is that more and more of the people I know and love are affected in some way by this hideous disease and I imagine that is the same for most of you reading this. Just listing the people near and dear to me who have been taken from me by this enemy is overwhelming. And two people I love very much (Gary Shade and Deborah Cynkar) have recieved top notch care at the James just over the past year. We are so fortunate to have such an incredible faciliity right here in our very own city!!
We can keep making strides towards beating this enemy by joining together and supporting events like this. No amount you give is too small because every single penny goes towards our goal. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and from what will eventually be my very sore buns! It will be worth it.
Some of you reading this were part of another wonderful cause when my friends and I went to Africa several years ago. Who would have thought that just six of us would be able to raise over $15,000 by just letting our families and friends know of a dream we had? I've posted pictures on this site of the smiling faces of some of those little children. The power of caring and compassionate hearts is truly overwhelming. We must continue giving for WE are the fortunate ones.
And some of you have donated to my ride since I started this incredible event 11 years ago. Thank you to all of you---you know who you are. Way back then, you weren't innundated with requests like you may be now. That makes it even more special to me and it's the reason I registered so early this year!! Thank you, thank you!!!
|08/03/2019||Amy & Herb||$50.00|
|07/23/2019||Kelly & Brad Needleman||$50.00|
|07/01/2019||The Kroger Co. Bonus Donation||$50.00|
|06/23/2019||Mel Burdette and Joan Kiefer||$100.00|
|06/09/2019||Judy L Pigman||$50.00|
|06/09/2019||Nancy Grandstaff and Tim||$100.00|
|04/01/2019||Phyllis and Kurt Allmacher||$50.00|