When I signed up for this trip, I read that others, in the past, have used this journey to raise funds for various charities. In our current group, cyclists are fundraising for ALS, the Alzheimer’s Association, the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, among others.
I chose to try my hand at seeking donations for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, in honor of my friend Barb Stayton. Barb and I have known each other close to 30 years. We were in the same babysitting coop when our children were small, worked together on projects for the Junior League of Indianapolis, and have attended Northminster Presbyterian Church together for all of those years.
In mid February I began to send out emails, and a few snail mail letters, to friends and family, telling about my journey, my blog, and my fundraising site. I set a goal of $3,100, seeking a dollar for each mile pedaled. Within two weeks, donations had passed that mark, and I increased the goal to $6,200. Again, within two weeks, that goal had been met. Now my goal is $10,000, which I have also surpassed. I am overwhelmed and inspired.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all who have donated. I really am touched by everyone’s generosity and by the support I have felt for my journey. On long mile days or horrendous climbs, I think of those who have donated – and I think of Barb. I makes it easy to pedal on.
And just in case you are reading this and would like to make a donation, here is the website:
Or you can send your donation to Leukemia Society, Indiana Chapter, 941 East 86th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, in 46240.
My goal is Saint Augustine, FL; LLS goal is funding research and finding cures.