, myself and crew of 11 other men and women are participating in the 2010 Race Across America (RAAM), a grueling 3000 mile bicycle race from Oceanside, CA to Annapolis, MD - NON STOP! Together we are riding in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) in a attempt to raise $200,000 to help find a cure for blood related cancers.
I know you receive numerous requests throughout the year begging for support of many charitable organizations, but please hear me out before you consider dismissing this one. My , the GA Chain Gang (www.gachaingang.org) will be competing in the 4 man team event. Last year our team raise over $82,000 for LLS and came in second overall. This year we are set on beating our time of just over 7 Days coast to coast and taking the 1st place trophy! Along the way, I will be providing support for our 4 riders as a Massage Therapist to ease the stress and strain of continuous pedaling. Please consider making a 100% Tax Deductible donation to LLS through my secure website http://pages.teamintraining.org/ga/raceacro10/mcorrigk6s. If you don't wish to contribute online, you can mail a check or money order directly to me payable to LLS and I will forward the check to the proper address at the . My personal goal is to raise $4000 for the team before we leave Oceanside, CA in June. A donation of a $.01 per mile only comes to $30.00, so every mile we ride is one penny closer to a cure. Please give what you can afford. Every donation is truly welcome and appreciated.
On a personal note, I have dedicated my participation in the 2010 RAAM event in honor of my dear friend Karen who is personally battling . She and I have known one another for 25 years and I want to personally ask you to join me in support of her quest to defeat blood cancer. I am sure you know someone in your own life that has been affected by cancer in some way. When it happens to a friend or family member, it takes the battle to a whole new level. To date there is not a cure, but recent drugs like Gleevec have increased the 5-year survival rate to 95%! That is fantastic news for my friend Karen and her family. However, in order to keep the “bike” rolling, I need your help and support. Please consider a donation to the GA Chain Gang in my name. Again, here is the link to show your support.
You will receive a confirmation by email and I will be notified as soon as you make your donation. Again, all donation amounts are 100% Tax Deductible!!! Each donation helps accelerate finding a cure for , lymphoma and . More than 823,000 Americans are battling these and I am certain that my participation and your support of our in Team In Training will help my friend Karen and all Americans battling leukemia and lymphoma.
On behalf of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, thank you very much for your support. I greatly appreciate your generosity.
Thank you for your generosity ,
Matthew Corrigan, CMT, RYT