Friday, January 1, 2010

Race Across the West 2010 – Team Lyricycle

Welcome to our website!

In June 2010 I will be participating in the Race Across the West, a 1400 kilometre (860 mile) non-stop bicycle race from Oceanside, California to Durango, Colorado. The race route crosses the brutally inhospitable deserts of California and Arizona before climbing to the finish line high in the Rocky Mountains. This is an event to test the resources of the even most highly-trained and motivated of athletes.

My participation in Race Across the West will be dedicated to raising money and awareness for the Canadian myeloma community. Multiple Myeloma is a rare, life-threatening cancer of the plasma cells that currently affects about 6,000 Canadians. Over the past few years I have lost two close friends to this terrible disease. All proceeds from my 1400 kilometre ride will go to Myeloma Canada, a dynamic charitable organization uniquely devoted to supporting and strengthening the Canadian myeloma community.

To the right of this page is a link to a secure donation site, where you can help support the people who are fighting this disease. Please take a moment to visit my Gift Page by clicking on ‘DONATE NOW’.
If you would rather make your donation through regular mail, you can send a cheque payable to:

Myeloma Canada
P.O. Box 326
Kirkland, QC
H9H 0A4

Please indicate that you are supporting Team Lyricycle in the Race Across the West.

Myeloma is without a cure so far. But this doesn’t mean that it can’t be fought, and I believe that that the people who are fighting it deserve to be given every advantage possible. Their best advantage begins with our awareness and support.