AMOUNT RAISED AS OF 07/19/13 - $15,357.40
I said I wouldn't do this agin for at least 10 years. I lied. I'm doing it to try and raise more money for SU2C and in memory of Billy Jo. I will likely cover my bike in labels to ride in honor of others who died, survived, or are fighting cancer. Those names helped me up a shit-ton of hills in 2011.
My new goal is to have $15,000 raised total by my team, and that occurred in mid-July! Donations continue to pour in... thanks so much!
In late 2010, I chose SU2C as the charity to ride for, as 100% of your donations go to research, not administration or advertising. This is very important to me.
There are several people in my life either currently battling cancer or having battled it in the past. Some have won, some have not. I'm riding for all of them. From my beautiful wife, who has been battling Ovarian Cancer for more than 17 years and it finally has her on the ropes, to my mother who is currently in remission from Breast Cancer, to the many friends, each fighting their own fight.
There were 454 miles in 2011 RAGBRAI (the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa). I did 485.
My goal was to raise $3,000 and thanks to you we far exceeded it.