Welcome To Rick's Fundraising Page.
If you don't know about the Scenic Shore 150 Bike Tour, it's a two-day fully supported bicycle ride from Mequon to Sturgeon Bay. We describe it as riding up the West Coast (of Lake Michigan). Usually, the ride is in July, but it has been postponed to September this year due to the pandemic. In order to do the ride, I need to raise some cash for the important work of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), and that's where I need your help. This will be my eighth Scenic Shore 150, and I've become more enthusiastic each year as I've learned more about what LLS does and the importance it makes in peoples' lives -- providing funding for patient services and for cutting edge, peer-reviewed cancer research. Over the last seven years, I've had friends on my bike team and met people at LLS events who are cancer patients/survivors, some of whom have received treatments based on LLS-funded research. Unfortunately, we've also lost a teammate to cancer.
Last year, my bike team, the Lymphomaniacs, raised over $120,000, and the Scenic Shore 150 raised almost $900,000 for this important mission. While the LLS focus is on blood cancer, many of the LLS-supported therapies have been adapted to treat other forms of cancer, including rare forms of stomach and skin cancers, and are being tested in clinical trials for patients with a range of cancers including lung, brain, breast, pancreatic, and prostate cancers. Also, LLS-funded research is being tested for patients with other non-cancerous diseases like Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Multiple Sclerosis. LLS's continued advancements over the years, are responsible for the blood cancer survival rate doubling and tripling. In some cases, the survival rate has even quadrupled. Please join me in supporting LLS by making a donation to my fundraising campaign. Thanks to your support, my efforts, will help fund the therapies and treatments and help save lives today.
We really are changing the face of blood cancer!
All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible, even if you don't itemize your deductions. They'll not only support LLS research but patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services as well.
Please visit my Web site often and bring friends who would also like to donate!
On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere I thank you for your support!
For more information about LLS, please visit lls.org
Thank you! Rick