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Sunday, May 30, 2010

It's Official - I am participating in the 2010 Race Across America

On June 12th, 2010, 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 Team in Training, the GA Chain Gang ( 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 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 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 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 lymphoma. 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 leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. More than 823,000 Americans are battling these blood cancers 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