It’s true. I’m going to be a repeat offender – attacking the Lake for a second time in as many seasons. I am accomplishing the 100 mile ride around Lake Tahoe, once again, with the help of Team in Training (TNT).
It will be another series of months where my Saturdays and most weeknights will be spent atop my bicycle dealing with sore muscles, a challenged mental attitude and out in whatever elements the universe chooses to bestow upon me. Another season of straying outside my comfort zone.
Another season of riding for those who cannot.
Our TNT team is raising money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) in order to help fund their research. That research will help stop leukemia, lymphoma,Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives.
I am completing this event in honor of all individuals who are now battling or have ever battled blood cancers. These people are the real heroes on our team.
One of my previous entries here was about the homestretch miles that had provided me with much frustration and increased self-doubt.
In reviewing the post, I thought it appropriate to take the homestretch miles and their drawbacks and turn them around in order to apply them in a positive manner to our team’s ultimate goal.
I am riding because I believe we are in the homestretch on the long road to finding a cure for cancer.
You can help!
My hope is you will join me in my efforts to fight these terrible diseases by making a donation in support of my endeavor with Team in Training.
Every one of us has the opportunity to have an impact and make a difference. Give all you can and know you are changing lives “one mile at a time.” Take comfort in knowing 78% of every dollar given goes directly to the Society’s mission in our area and 100% of your donation is tax deductible.
The Mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS):
Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.
The Short Term Goals for LLS:
Each year, LLS moves closer to their goal of finding a cure for blood cancer. This year to support their mission, they’ll be focusing on these specific goals:
- Continue to fund blood cancer research projects that offer the best chance of accelerating development of new, promising treatment therapies
- Give more people with blood cancer access to clinical trials
- Give all people with blood cancer – at every stage of their journey – access to the information and services they need to fight and manage their disease