• We did it!
    30 Sep 2022

    Together we did it!

    The final miles were biked for me by friends Leslie Kachmar and Pete and Becky Bell. Much appreciated!

    Together we raised over $14,000!!!! I could never have imagined this when I started this fundraiser. You made this phase of my cancer journey such an incredible experience! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    And with over $10 million raised throughout the nation, research on children's cancer WILL make progress.

    KIDS SHOULD BE ENJOYING LIFE, NOT FIGHTING CANCER!

    We did it!
    Posted 61 days ago
  • 11.0 mi ride - Final Miles - with a little more help from friends. - Friday, September 30, 2022
    Logged this ride 62 days ago
  • Almost at Goal
    25 Sep 2022

    With a little help from my friends, we achieved my goal of biking 16 miles last week for a total of 58 miles. My thanks to Jennifer Decima, Susan Banaszak Shirey and Jane Theoharides who rode for me.

    On my health front, the last chemo treatment is tomorrow. The chemo has successfully decreased the size of my lymph nodes so I'm approved to go to the next phase. I'll be receiving immunotherapy treatment every other week for two years. There is no cure for my cancer, but this is the best path for maintaining my health. And side-effects are minimal. Jim and I are very happy.

    I ask that your prayers and good thoughts continue for Claire and her family. She has been in and out of the hospital and is suffering with pain. KIDS SHOULD BE ENJOYING LIFE, NOT FIGHTING CANCER!

    Thank you all for your support of this important cause. We received two more donations last week. Please share my page if you know anyone else who would like to donate.

    Posted 67 days ago
  • 16.0 mi ride - With a little help from my friends! - Thursday, September 22, 2022
    Logged this ride 70 days ago
  • Making progress
    19 Sep 2022

    Last week "we" biked 16 miles. I managed to do 4 on a recumbent indoor bike. My nephew Adam and his wife Salena biked 12 for me. Thank you two! So we're over 60% of the way to 69 miles.

    On the more important fundraising side, we've now raised $13,652!!!! That included several recent donations that were matched from a major donor grant of $1.5 million. So far, here in the U.S., this year's effort has raised over $9.4 million!!!

    Chemo Round 6 starts today.

    Posted 73 days ago
  • 12.0 mi ride - Courtesy of Adam Prevade and Salena Binnig - Thursday, September 15, 2022
    Logged this ride 77 days ago
  • Great Opportunity
    14 Sep 2022

    Due to some generous patrons, the Children's Cancer Research Fund has obtained a $1.5 million matching funds challenge. So any contributions made TODAY ONLY before midnight will be matched up to $1.5 million.

    So many of you have generously donated and we've raised over$12k!! But, if you know someone who might contribute, today is the day! The link for donating is listed below.

    Let's think of Claire and thousands of other kids.... they should be living their lives, not fighting cancer.

    As always, my heartfelt thanks for all of your support!

    Great Opportunity
    Posted 78 days ago
  • 4.0 mi ride - Clinton Lake recumbent bike - Tuesday, September 13, 2022
    Logged this ride 79 days ago
  • Tough week
    11 Sep 2022

    The cumulative effect of chemo finally got me this past week, and bike riding just wasn't possible. I did ride 4 miles on a recumbent bike in our community gym, and I accepted 8 miles, donated from my friend, Ken. So I'm where I planned to be at 26 miles.

    I'm hoping that you, my kind donors, won't mind that I'm cheating a bit. Don't feel sorry for me. Just imagine how chemo affects kids.🥲

    Hopefully this week will be better

    Tough week
    Posted 80 days ago
  • 8.0 mi ride - Courtesy of my friend Ken - Saturday, September 10, 2022
    Logged this ride 82 days ago