A fundraising ride for a healthy planet (and a healthy me!)
Hey Friends -
For the past 3 years, I've been riding to stay healthy and keep my cancer at bay. So far so good ... no sign of progression ... YAY!
A happy Robert after a ride last October near Lago di Endine in Italy
Recently I found a non-profit organization (ClimateRide.org) which is organizing a 4 day bike trip through Death Valley the first week of March. This is THE week to visit Death Valley: moderate temperatures and if lucky, a one week bloom of flowers in the desert. Is that cool or what!?!
I'm totally psyched, and I really want to participate. It will be challenging for me: I've never ridden so far or climbed so much in just 4 days. And I'm training all of February to prepare.
ClimateRide.org is organizing this as a fundraiser - each rider finds sponsors to support the rider's favorite charities. In order for me to participate, I need to raise $3000. I've put in the first $1000, and now ask you to sponsor my ride. $100 would be great - though any amount will help.
Your tax deductible donation will go to the Nature Conservancy*. You will promote the health of the planet, while helping me ride in a beautiful place and stay healthy for a long time.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
* I chose the Nature Conservancy because I believe that the most effective way to care for the environment is through non-confrontational private ownership and science-based stewardship of environmentally sensitive habitats. The Nature Conservancy aligns well with that.