My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Nov 08, 2012

On June 3, my brother David, our cousin Lawrence and I rode with the Team in Training crew in America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride, a 100-mile extended circle around Lake Tahoe, to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (photo #1 below). LLS has cumulatively awarded over $800 million to find cures for lymphoma, leukemia and myeloma -- almost $77 million just last year. We rode in honor of my brother Philip, who died of lymphoma in November 2011, and so I was really gratified that, aided by David's fan club, I was able to raise $10,630 for that ride -- #1 in the DC area by a wide margin. Including Lawrence, we raised around $20,000, and the Tahoe ride collectively generated over $5 million.

Phil and I had several memorable adventures in southern Utah (including him teaching me how to ride a mountain bike -- see photo #2 below, from 1994), so when I learned that TNT had another century ride in September around Moab, UT, I signed up immediately. Again, I was amazed by the number of you who contributed -- many of you renewing members -- and I ended up raising another $2,785. (The numbers on the right are confusing -- LLS applied $6,805 to Tahoe and $6,510 to Moab.)

The Moab ride was September 22, and was even more spectacular than the Tahoe route, if that's possible. Photo #3, of me in my bike duds (actually Phil's jersey), is from the 30-mile point, in Dead Horse Point State Park, looking out over the Colorado River. I did a bunch of hiking in Arches and Canyonlands NPs as well, the latter the site of photos ##4-5 below (good thing Kathy and the kids were not there).

The nine months I spent training and riding this year were a moving and transformative experience for me, turning all the grief and anger about Phil's death into a constructive way to fight back against blood cancers and show some solidarity with others similarly affected. All of you who supported me made it possible. Thanks again. I know Phil (photo #6)(my favorite, from Olympic NP, 2007) is proud of us.


Supporter Comments

    "Glad you had a great ride, and happy to contribute to a great cause. Go, Jamie."

    Richard Parker

    Thu Jul 05 10:45:37 EDT 2012

    "Ride on, Jamie"

    Sarah Brozena

    Tue May 22 06:52:44 EDT 2012

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $6,510.00 | Goal: $3,650.00
178 %

My Team

Team Total: $354,045.69 | Goal: $350,000.00

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My Thanks To

Julie Bruns $150.00
Mark Greenwood $100.00
Michael Herz $100.00
Andrea Graf $100.00
Sharon Kneiss $100.00
Helen Chrisoulakis $100.00
Carol and Howard McCrady $100.00
Storm Large $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Mark Blumenthal $100.00
Thomas Sutton $100.00
Richard Parker $100.00
Valerie Freeman $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Carrie Penman $75.00
Kyrah Drasheff $50.00
Bruce parker $50.00
Lawrence Sloan $50.00
Marigold Jelks $50.00
Deborah Peetz $50.00
Paul Smyth $50.00
James Snow $50.00
John Rhoads $50.00
Robert Nolan $50.00
andrew immroth $50.00
Ans Bastiaansen $50.00
waltraud warwick $50.00
Christina Kapaun $50.00
Sidney Shapiro $50.00
david atwood $50.00
Steven Burns $50.00
Ans Bastiaansen $50.00
Susan Ahern $25.00
Dorothy Kellogg $25.00
Donna Blackman $25.00
Ron, Christine and Gibson... $25.00
Stephen McGehee $25.00
Suzel Moreira $25.00
Andrea and John Moore $25.00
Douglas Greenhaus $25.00
William Fallon $25.00
Beth Panfile $25.00
Doris Raker $25.00
Linda Zoldos $25.00
Mary Jo Duffy $25.00
Susan Schroeder $25.00
Catherine Engh $20.00
Alexandra Dunn $15.00
Sarah Brozena