My Tahoe Century Fundraising Page
Mar 10, 2013
Welcome to my Team In Training home page for 2013.
I have a mission--to help find cures and more effective treatments for blood cancers. To accomplish that mission, I’m participating in my next sports endurance event as a member of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training--our signature cycling event, America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride, 100 miles around Lake Tahoe, on June 2, 2013. Like the other members of TNT, I'm raising funds to help find cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, 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.
Teams are made up of individuals. Without them, there is no team. As a soon-to-be six-time TNT participant and mentor, I continue to be inspired and challenged by my teammates, coaches, and fellow mentors. That's one of the reasons I keep coming back year after year.
And as always, I train and fundraise in memory of my stepdad, John Kaczynski; in memory of Jane Neale, who was my best friend at work from 2000 until she lost her life to cancer in 2007; in memory of my friend Anina's dad, Lars laCour; in celebration and in honor of my dear friends Michele Dowd and Matt Brady; and with many more friends, neighbors, and colleagues on my mind on every ride and workout.
But the work's not done. I'm also training this season in honor of my neighbor (and my most esteemed colleague's dad), Bill Peltz, who was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia earlier this year, and is beginning to feel more energetic, at age 81, after his initial rounds of treatment. Go, Bill!
You can help advance research for effective treatments and cures by making a donation in support of my efforts. Here are some sugggested donation amounts--your donation, in any amount, WILL make a difference.
$51, my age on Ride Day. The very best kind of inflation. I started out asking for $44 in 2006!
$100, how many miles I'll ride on June 2, 2013.
$200, I'll be riding by some casinos out in Reno/Tahoe. Double it up!
$500, We're about due for a beautiful day for the ride, after the cold and snow of the last two years. This means there will be plenty of visible ad space on my arms....and I have a BIG Sharpie.
Thanks for your support, and GO TEAM!