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Shop For A Cause with Macy's
Jun 25, 2012 by Krissi VerWey

Hey guys, ask me how to get YOUR pass to Shop For a Cause with Macy's!



Saturday, August 25, 2012

Since 2006, Macy’s Shop For A Cause Event has partnered with non-profit organizations

nationwide to raise more than $42 million for their ongoing charitable efforts. This is

your chance to be part of this monumental event on Saturday, August 25, 2012.

Shop For A Cause gives you the opportunity to give back to your community and to

help our organization. Purchase a $5 Shopping Pass* for exclusive savings in every

Macy’s store on Saturday, August 25, and we keep 100% of the proceeds. Plus, you

can enter to win a $500 Macy’s Gift Card.

Find the magic of giving back, as Macy’s celebrates a national day of

support for our community.

Jun 10, 2012 by Krissi VerWey

In Honor/Memory Donation Bands. I want to cover my bike. Give me a reason to ride!

Donate for your loved one so those now and in the future can HOPE FOR A CURE! I'm cycling out cancer one mile at a time with TNT & LLS.

"For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope."

Jeremiah 29:11

LAZY--a four lettered word
Jun 10, 2012 by Krissi VerWey

I fell off the wagon last week (shame on me). I realize I can easily blame the rainy weather for my lack of motivation, a.k.a. laziness, but I ultimately hold myself accountable. My diet and hydration was remiss as well as my cycling. Tomorrow will be a New Day and a Fresh Start. I've gotta hit it and get it both on the fundraising end for LLS as well as riding at least 25 miles/day during the week.

"What you need to know about the past is that no matter what has happened, it has all worked together to bring you to this very moment. And this is the moment you can choose to make everything new. Right now."


Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.

~Proverbs 16:3~

Thursday Funny :)
Jun 06, 2012 by Krissi VerWey

I had to share. I have heard most of these things from other cyclists.


Why Am I Doing This?
May 30, 2012 by Krissi VerWey

"Why would you willingly ride 118 miles on a bicycle? Are you crazy?"

People do endurance training all of the time. There are triathlons, marathons, and century rides. I'm in the league of the crazy endurance athlete now, so at least there are others like me!

I have decided to stand out though, like others in Team In Training, and at least have a purpose in my endurance training. Yes, I'm selfish, and I'm doing it to prove to myself and others I can and will do this--especially after being a pack-a-day smoker for ten years. The Viva Bike Vegas Gran Fondo is during my one year quit month; I think it's a great way to celebrate my one year smoke free date! I am also giving of myself enough to have the drive to do something like this for a higher purpose though too. I want my endurance ride of 118 miles to mean something more than what I can prove to myself during my early midlife crisis.

I became aware of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in 1998. In January of that year, my grandmother started developing flu-like symptoms. We took her to see her doctor, and he said that it was flu season and to just hydrate and keep an eye on things. Her "flu" never went away. My grandmother was 10 years in remission from Colon Cancer, so X-rays were ordered, blood tests, etc. were analyzed and the news was given that she had Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Two weeks after that diagnosis, she died. A tumor the size of a pea had morphed into the size of a cantaloupe in just a matter of days. In lieu of flowers, we had requested donations be made to ACS or LLS. Because my grandmother and I had such a close and special relationship, I have decided to ride in memory of her.

I have heard some very special stories from others during my fundraising so far that have been very touching. All of them having to do with their own personal struggles with Leukemia &/or Lymphoma or with their families and friends dealing with their own battles. I am also riding for all of them too. I've decided that with every donation, I will place an "In Honor/InMemory" hospital bracelet on my bike with that affected person's name on it to remind me when times get rough why I am doing this. God Bless you all!

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My Fundraising Total

Raised: $730.00 | Goal: $2,900.00
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In Memory of

Frances H. Bennett

My Thanks To

GAP Foundation $100.00
The Home Depot Foundation $50.00
David Broderdorf $50.00
Frederick McCarthy $25.00
noelle bourdeau $10.00