My Fundraising Page

Speechless
May 21, 2013 by Vincent Fox

Speechless - that is the only word that can describe me right now. I cant believe I made it....wow!! Thanks to more than generous donations from the wonderful people in my life, I reached my fundraising goal....holy cow, I am truly blessed, without you - this wouldnt be possible, I will forever be indebted to you all........And now, the hard part is over - only more thing to do: Ride On! Only100 miles to go...See you all in two weeks.


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Transition
Feb 15, 2013 by Vincent Fox

I picked up my road bike last week, and made the official switch from a mountain biker to a “cyclist”. At this point in time, I have two rides under my belt and I’m feeling great. Needless to say, riding a road bike designed for speed and efficiency is completely different from navigating a clunky and relatively heavy Mtn Bike. The biggest challenge so far is adjusting to the “clip in” pedals – which actually lock your feet into your bike, and can be “unlocked” by a quick outward flick of the heel. Needless to say I am still adjusting to this transformation and have only bit the dirt twice. Embarrassingly enough, one of those spills was inside my house while trying traverse the length of my living room. …yea you heard right…my living room….go ahead and giggle it up….Although, as redemption, my second spill couldn’t have happened in a more “elegant” manner - while coming to stop overlooking the city of San Diego and the beautiful San Diego Bay on the hallowed grounds of Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery (PICTURED). If you’ve never been – I highly, highly recommend a visit. If I were to bust my a$$ anywhere in the west – this was the place to do it!


Anyway, we have another long ride tomorrow, and I’m looking forward to getting back in the saddle tomorrow and exploring some new parts of SD.


Fundraising update: I reached 10% of my total fundraising goal this week, thanks to a generous donation from Mr. Cody Walker. Hoping to get some more family and friends on board this week to reach 20% by March 1st!


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Kickoff
Jan 28, 2013 by Vincent Fox

4 months, 5 days to go. I officially kicked off my training and fundraising today. "unofficial" fundraising and training started this weekend, but too many things on my plate kept me away. I guess if I were to label the 2013, it certainly looks like its going to be a year of "firsts". Three weeks into the new year I have already committed to and/or started a multitude of things I have never done before, and in no particular order: 1) First time blogging 2) First time riding a road bike, 3) First trip to Lake Tahoe (planned for June 2, 2013) 4) First time biking 100 miles in a single day (also planned for June 2, 2013) and finally the most petrifying of them all.....5) First time fundraising....yes, you heard right folks...fundraising... It's not the unwavering physical exertion I have chosen to endure every week for the next 19 weeks, its not the seemingly impossible 100 mile bike ride in elevation in the middle of summer, not the saddle sores or countless hours away from family and friends that I’m most apprehensive about...its the fundraising...but, I guess a Wiseman one said "there is first time for everything" - I might augment that phrase with "if one so chooses". So following my twisted and sometimes broken logic trail, to me the most logical question to ask next is "if fundraising is so terrifying to oneself, why would one choose to partake? Right?!? WTF Fox?! Well, to me the answer is simple.....sort of….but the answer is going to have to wait...Sorry folks, out of time and i need to put dinner on the table


Over the next 4 months and 5 days I will update this page with my progress, thoughts, concerns, ideas, announcements and continuations of previous posts… Be sure to come back every so often and check up on me. Feel free to send me words of encouragement, advice, funny jokes, odd facts or whatever BS you think I may find beneficial and motivational. And as always any contribution you make on my behalf is much appreciated and gladly accepted by myself and countless others around the world. See you soon! Cheers!


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My Fundraising Page
Jan 28, 2013

Teams are made up of individuals. Without them, there is no team.


Welcome to my Team In Training home page.


I have a mission-to help find cures and more effective treatments for blood cancers. To accomplish that mission, I’m participating in a sports endurance event as a member of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training. Like the other members of TNT, I will be raising funds to help find cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. I’m improving the quality of my life by participating and with your support, I can help improve the quality of life for patients and their families as well.


Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help advance the research for cures.

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Supporter Comments

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    "Go Team!!"
     

    Jeanna

    Sat Feb 02 04:38:53 EST 2013

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    "If i was there id ride with you! Give it hell brother! "
     

    Cody Walker

    Wed Feb 13 12:07:20 EST 2013

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    "Ride On!"
     

    Melinda Conners Adam Fox

    Thu Feb 21 03:58:08 EST 2013

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    "Love you, proud of you! "
     

    Amanda Fox

    Thu Feb 21 09:21:07 EST 2013

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    "Keep up the good fight Vince!! Your father and my brothers life was ended far to soon by this dreadful disease! We must never forget, and we must be ever vigilant. Uncle B. Fox"
     

    B. Fox

    Sun Feb 24 09:57:29 EST 2013

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    "Go get em Vince!"
     

    Dan Beard

    Mon Mar 04 03:38:32 EST 2013

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    "Good luck Uncle Vince!!!"
     

    Hannah Pulliam

    Thu Apr 18 04:04:13 EDT 2013

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    "Great job Vince! Have a great ride! "
     

    Tracey Narsesian Kelnhofer

    Sat May 11 02:29:54 EDT 2013

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    "Good luck with your biking and fundraising. I hope both are going well. Your mom sent me your blog website. How about an update? Grace"
     

    Grace West

    Sun May 12 10:52:06 EDT 2013

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    "Vince you've done some great work! Awesome job!! Best wishes for an amazing ride!!!"
     

    Juliet LeTowt

    Wed May 15 12:23:22 EDT 2013

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    "IF YOU DON"T DONATE TO MY FUND....THEN F YOU!!!!"
     

    Maverick

    Fri May 17 01:00:55 EDT 2013

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    "Dear Vince, thanks so much for all your fundraising efforts, I am excited you will be riding in Tahoe with us, our trip is right around the corner...!!!Hope you can make it to Genevieve's pool party with your wife this Sunday to get together with some of your teammates before the ride, we missed you at Bruski Burgers and Beer! Hugs from your mentor, Ingrid"
     

    Ingrid Wilson

    Tue May 21 05:58:36 EDT 2013

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    "Bruski Burgers & Beer supports your great cause!"
     

    BRUSKI BURGERS & BEER

    Tue May 21 06:30:30 EDT 2013

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    "Roll on Vince! Enjoy the ride! It is a beautiful place to go up, down and all around. I recommend drafting when possible... maybe a nice Sierra Nevada Pale Ale."
     

    James Fox

    Tue May 21 09:52:30 EDT 2013

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    "F*** YOU CANCER!"
     

    vincent fox

    Tue May 21 11:27:15 EDT 2013

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    "Congratulations, Vince!! GODSPEED!"
     

    Tom and Rose Hanneken

    Mon May 27 10:51:25 EDT 2013

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    "Congratulations!"
     

    Alexis Swoboda

    Tue May 28 12:09:39 EDT 2013

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    "Vince, We had a 2 day bake sale at the Kearny Mesa Branch to raise money for your ride. Katie and I made a bunch of healthy and not so healthy treats and we sold out both days! Have a great ride!!! Thank you for what you are doing!!! Happy Trails, Tracey, Katie and the Kearny Mesa Team"
     

    Kearny Mesa Branch-North Island Credit Union

    Fri May 31 08:07:54 EDT 2013

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    "Great job training Vince!! Good luck tomorrow! i know youll be awesome !!!"
     

    Erica Vu

    Sat Jun 01 02:55:44 EDT 2013

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    "Goodluck Vince!!!! Soki & Wam Sutakul"
     

    Anonymous

    Thu May 02 01:12:51 EDT 2013

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    "God bless you Vincent!! We are proud of you!! Phil 4:13: I can do everything through Him who gives me strength."
     

    Marty and Donna Swoboda

    Tue Feb 26 11:01:42 EST 2013

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    "Good luck on that bike. We are all proud of you! "
     

    Paula Fox

    Thu Feb 21 03:43:44 EST 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $3,299.00 | Goal: $3,000.00
 
110 %

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In Memory of

Ronald E. Fox

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B. Fox  
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