My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Oct 27, 2009 by Dave Holmes-Kinsella

Because Cancer Won't Cure Itself

So you've found me. Again.

This is, for those of you who haven't been keeping count, my 8th season.

When I got off the couch 4 years ago, it was pretty amazing for all concerned that I was seriously contemplating riding 100 miles.

Now, cycling has become an important part of my life -- don't worry: cooking, beer, Mrs Long Suffering and the Small Brown Dog are still the four cornerstones of my existence.

So, why am I doing it again?

Cancer still kills people. Still wrecks lives; and even, for those strong, lucky and courageous people who battle their way through the disease, it leaves scars on their bodies and in their hearts.

Cancer's not going to cure itself.

So, come along for the ride - the blog (links below) is, hopefully, an amusing and entertaining compendium of the events, succcesses and tribulations that are part and parcel of the journey.

Note:Big shout out to the FiberTower Superbowl Pool and thank you for your donation!

When Butter Knives Attack (3/1/2010)

A treatise on the Graston Technique, Tuna Tetrazzini and Broccoli Soup. You won't find that keyword search combination in Google too frequently, I'd warrant.

I Hate Bananas (1/25/2010)

Three Bears and the Big Bad Wolf (1/9/10)

A New Year: Let's Go Suffering! (1/6/2010)

Blog Roll: Week One

Financial contributions help the cause - and to those of you who are in a position to support me, and the important work the LLS does, thank you.

No less important than the financial support is the emotional support. It's winter; it'll be cold and wet; and I've been off the bike for most of 2009 now, so there will be a good amount of suffering along the way. Your kind thoughts are most welcome and greatly appreciated.


Supporter Comments

    "3X Mt. D- Well done!"

    Janet Homrighausen

    Mon Jun 21 11:35:58 EDT 2010

    "I want Marin Brewing Company Beer and you can only use ferries to get it to me! We will need to discuss the deadline as I am working nights."

    Terrance ONeill

    Fri Mar 05 01:21:27 EST 2010

    "Dave - donate the beer to a worthy cause. I'm sure someone needs it more than we do! All the best luck. Andy and Chris"

    Andy & Christine Cole

    Thu Mar 04 06:45:46 EST 2010

    "Hi David, good luck on the ride. This is a great program. ( don't worry about the beer offer)) best regards ger"

    Gerard Horan

    Thu Mar 04 02:54:17 EST 2010

    "Since I live so far away, you're off the hook on the free beer. Feel free to buy whatever you want for me, and drink it yourself :)"


    Thu Mar 04 10:55:33 EST 2010

    "Good going DHK. Keep on keeping on."

    Big Matt

    Mon Feb 08 06:47:35 EST 2010

    "Go, DHK, Go! "

    Carol Wu

    Mon Jan 25 12:55:40 EST 2010

    "Go DHK! Keep the beer but make sure that it is either Road Dog Porter or Fuller ESB - my two current favorites :)"

    Marc Waidelich

    Sun Mar 07 04:47:17 EST 2010

    "good luck DHK"

    Joel Fisher

    Thu Feb 11 10:17:54 EST 2010

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $5,060.00 | Goal: $4,000.00
126 %

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My Thanks To

Gerard Horan $250.00
Terrance ONeill $180.00
Ian Milne $150.00
DelMonte $100.00
Patty Downey and Rich Mor... $100.00
Edward Novak $100.00
Marc Waidelich $100.00
kit russell $100.00
Brad Drda $100.00
Lois Sangster $100.00
Terrance ONeill $100.00
Dallas Ryan $100.00
William Larsen $100.00
Tom George $100.00
Sujan Vatturi $100.00
Robert Parker $100.00
Jon and Kathryn Surso-Rod... $100.00
Bonnie McFarland $100.00
joanne calabrese $100.00
David Foss $100.00
Justin Cotton $100.00
David Saunders $100.00
Pierre Herve $100.00
Armineh Baghoomian $100.00
Janet Homrighausen $60.00
19th avenue florist, and ... $55.00
Todd Da Costa O'Neill $50.00
Todd Da Costa O'Neill $50.00
Ellen Moriarty $50.00
Simon Amarasingham $50.00
Carolyn Clute $50.00
Georgia Keegan $50.00
Andy & Christine Cole $50.00
Eriana Gonthier $50.00
Tony Puig $50.00
Benjamin Suppe $50.00
Edmund Wilson $50.00
Mike Greenawalt $50.00
FiberTower SuperBowl Pool $50.00
Joel Fisher $50.00
Kian Bolourchi $50.00
Bobbie LaPorte $50.00
Tom Walker $50.00
Scott Brown $50.00
Anya & Diya Gupta $50.00
Keith McColpin $50.00
Christopher Boynton $50.00
Tony Vinayak $50.00
Jon Anderson $50.00
Sharon Cable $25.00
brian fowler $25.00
ellyn schumacher $25.00
Big Matt $25.00
Wendy Gries $25.00
Steven Schumacher $25.00
Rebecca Metrick $25.00
Laurie & Brian Nelson $25.00
Virge Bagesse JR $25.00
ellyn schumcher $25.00
Suzi Kwon $10.00
Barb Smalley  
Ryan Pettijohn  
Carol Wu  
Ron & Frankie Garrison