Why I want to do this ride
My mother was recently diagnosed with emphysema from what they believe is "second hand smoke". She worked in the basement level of an office building that allowed smoking with insufficient ventilation. I was shocked on how she looked when she could not catch her breath on a short walk in the park. I am searching for some younger person(s) either who is a survivor of lung disease or who has recently stopped smoking. I would like to ride in tribute to him/her and would put their names on my jersey along with my sponsors. I think this would be a great incentive for someone knowing that I would think and pray for their success.
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We all experience life's challenges in some way and are tested on how well we measure up to them. My test involves a committment to an enormous challenge that involves fundraising, riding my bike across America and camping for 45 days. In January of this year, I decided to make the commitment to take part in an historical event organized by the American Lung Association the GTE Big Ride Across America. On June 15, I will join 1,000 cyclists on an life-changing adventure from Seattle, Washington to Washington, D.C. We will cycle over 3,000 miles in the span of 45 days, and our goal is to raise $8 million to support the research, education and advocacy programs of the ALA.
My goal is to raise $6,000 which is the minimum committment for the American Lung Association. I feel if I cannot do the research for the prevention of lung disease, I will make every effort to provide the funds necessary to assist those who can. This goal is a reflection of my respect and gratitude for this organizations work. To reach my goal, I need your help. More than that, I need your commitment, your support, and your strength to be a part of my journey. Your pledge will not only help me reach my financial goal, but it will inspire me as I train and fundraise from now until the Ride. All pledges are due May 25 to the ALA office in Florida.
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As of this writing, May 25, 1998, I have raised $6,560 for the American Lung Association and the pledges are still coming in. Thanks is noted below.
To get a Pledge Form Click Here, then print the form. After printing the form use the BACK Button to Return.
You will see my name and rider number 1975 on the upper right side of the form. Please take a few minutes to read it while you decide how much you can contribute. Did you know that lung disease including asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis and lung cancer is the third leading cause of death in the United States? Breathing problems are the number one cause of death in infants. Lung cancer has become the number one killer of Americans. The American Lung Associations focus is not just disease related though. Some of its most effective efforts include protection from air pollution, and assisting thousands of people to successfully resist the tobacco temptation with cessation programs such as the "Smoke Free Class of 2000" with efforts aimed at America's youth.
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Cycling and Spinning Apparel Designed for Women
Individual Pledge Donors:
Bob Alexander Bob and Judy Aaronson Chuck and Carol Bramwell Nikki Duplisea Len Fairburn Andy Goldman Judith Grossman Frank Horzewski Bobbie Martin Arnold & Louise McClintock Norm Moyer Alan Peters DeeDee and Alex Silva Andy VanRassel Karen and Dave Zwerling Anita and Steve Widmayer John Calder Linda Holt Michael and Nancy Kirk Don Krueger Albert Nelson Janet and Perry Gordon Sandy and Douglas Richardson Kathy Shapiro Dee Dee and Alex Silva Charles and Sarah Wheeler Roger and Charlotte Wong Cindy and Jim Von Tungeln Rita and Barry Altman Ken and Nancy Bartholic Karl Bonawitz Helen Bryson Susan Butler Maria Camino Elouise Capovanni Jim Carlson Robert Coffee Dick & Dottie Davis Bird Rocco and Margaret DeMarco Sue Fair Carmen Gray Maryelaine Gustafson Ruby Jackson Eric and Carolyn Kearn Sue Mamer Dave Marino Kevin Parten Agnes McClone Kit Meader Dick Olhoffer Elaine Payne Doug Peterson Heather Pope Promotional Image Julie Arden Pat and Kit Ritz Kumiko Prchlik/John Sass Edward Schwerdtle Janice Haddan Betty Simpson Carol Solomon Sonics & Materials, Inc. Tailwinds Bicycle Club of Santa Maria David Topping Gerardo Velazquez George Weberling Nancy Wilson Aimee Priolo Doris Bingo Betty Ann Carr Ron Cartwright Robert & Sally Clark William Clark Blanca Duarte Philan Foo Dolores Gitlin Walt Hatcher III Walt Holdsworth Jeff Kaylor John Kinley - P&D Aviation Steve & Erica Kobayashi Carol Lund Paul & Tara Maull Suzanne McNeil & Bob Harting Georgette & Jim Pollard Ti Revak Jeff & Sally Rich Claudia Ried - Shebeest Jim & Irene Walker Robert Kahler - Santiago Cycling
MAY 2, 1998
Thank you for attending this breakfast to support the
American Lung Association
A Special Thank You
All items donated by IHOP, Western Bagels, Pavilions, Stonecreek Market,
McDonalds, Ralphs, Target and Starbucks
Raffle Prizes Donated by:
Ice Arena of Irvine for 4
Palace Park's Miniature Golf for 4
Hallmark Gift Certificate
Olive Garden - "Pasta Party" for 6-8
Sarduccis Restaurant Gift Certificate for 2
Hair Cut by Rumors of Tustin
Make-over by Rumors of Tustin
Edwards Cinema Tickets for 2
LaSalsa Mexican Restaurant - 3 Questidillas
Jax Bicycle Center Gift Certificate
Juice Stop - 2 Gift Certificates and Mug
Chevys Mexican Restaurant - Dinner for 2
Mimi's Cafe - Dinner for 2
Nancys Candy Gift
Dance Lessons-at "The Complex"
"To inspire, to give, to care"
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