Let's Cure Cancer

Let's Cure Cancer
Jan 21, 2010 by Andy Dale

In The Begining

At this point the most athletic photo I found is of me picking grapes (now with action shot inlay!). You might think that's not athletic (is pathetic the opposite of athletic?) but then you've probably never tried picking a half ton of grapes! 6 months from now I wonder if picking grapes will still feel like a workout?

Between now and then I am going to train for, and then ride, a 100 miles on my new bike (that I have to buy). On June 6th I will be riding in the ride known as Americas Most Beautiful Ride (AMBR) a 100 mile jaunt around the rim of Lake Tahoe.

I am doing this for 2 reasons the simple one... get in shape and be a healthier person. The second is a way for me to give back to the support system that has given Rebecca and I so much over the last 10 years. Since Rebecca's cancer diagnosis we have felt so blessed by everything we have received and this is a way for me to give something back. The money that I am raising through this event is going to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society an organization that supports cancer research and services for people and families touched by cancer.

Please help by sponsoring my effort... believe me... this is a big challenge for me and I need all the support I can get.

I will update this page regularly so check back often!

The Latest


Well I've had the new bike for a week now and Ilove it. I just came back from a 25 mile ride feeling fresh and ready to go! This really does get easier each time I go out.


The first ride was about 12 miles. I rode slow, I rode steady and Imade it without too much trouble. Another week and my beautiful new bike will arrive... more about that later.



Supporter Comments

    "I remember when you gave up Diet Coke on your 40th. You can do anything. I believe in you and your love for Rebecca."

    Deborah Jay-Lewin

    Mon Apr 12 07:46:00 EDT 2010

    "Andy, This is so great. I'm so glad you are doing this! I'm looking forward to seeing all of you and hanging out. Much love and hugs, Merrie"


    Fri Feb 26 09:15:10 EST 2010

    "We're excited for you Andy, and hoping you have a great time training & riding your first century!"

    Allen Poole & Brita Johnson

    Tue Feb 16 01:55:03 EST 2010

    "Good Luck Andy. 'Drive Carefully' Helen is looking forward to seeing you all next month."

    Helen Bloom and Jeff Myers

    Fri Feb 12 08:16:22 EST 2010

    "Brian and I send our love and support. This is an amazing thing you are doing and we will be cheering you on the entire way!!"

    Nancy Heckrotte

    Tue Feb 09 03:35:27 EST 2010

    "Go, Andy! I'm a friend of Nancy's (we've met a few times) and I think what you are doing is wonderful. All the best to you in your adventure in health!"

    Kimberly U. Cooley

    Tue Feb 09 03:24:35 EST 2010

    "You have lots of reasons to go for it! "

    Jim Michalko

    Mon Mar 01 06:33:53 EST 2010

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $3,411.00 | Goal: $2,500.00
136 %

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My Thanks To

Michael Mitrani $500.00
Nancy Lewin $250.00
Merrie $250.00
Michael Lewin $250.00
Rhonda Evans $100.00
Owen Davis $100.00
Johan Zeeman $100.00
Kannan Seshadri $100.00
Jan Axel $100.00
Helen Bloom and Jeff Myer... $100.00
Anne Aspen $100.00
Carol & Bob Tessler $100.00
Nancy Heckrotte $100.00
Rachel Winston $100.00
Beth Parks $100.00
Michael Mell $50.00
Deborah Jay-Lewin $50.00
lenore jones $50.00
Roy Tennant $50.00
Jim Michalko $50.00
G? $50.00
Dyanna Anfang $50.00
Drummond Reed $50.00
Eve and Cary Goldstein $50.00
Claudia Polsky $50.00
Rena Shachar $36.00
Amy Eden $30.00
Barbara Perry $25.00
Shoey Sindel $25.00
The Morrison & Foerster F... $25.00
Sylvia Lowden $25.00
Dennis Massie $25.00
Kimberly U. Cooley $25.00
les chasen $25.00
hedy Peterson $25.00
hedy peterson $15.00
Richard and Dorit  
Allen Poole & Brita Johns...