Congratulations. That is such a worthy cause. It was really great you were able to raise so much.
Hopefully, we will have good weather next year.
2013 Goals: - lose 50lbs -stay consistent in my workouts -strengthen my recently broken ankle
2012 Accomplishments: -cosistent training after healing from a stress fracture in my foot -completed a 10 miler, 10K and a half marathon -sorry my year ended in Maym 2 weeks after my half marathon when I crash on my bike shattering my ankle. I had surgery and ortho put in 8 screws and a plate.
Ninety-two generous donors allowed me to raise $10,482 and finish as the top individual fund-raiser in the first annual Columbia 24 Hours of Booty. That total would have placed third in Charlotte; and that event is in its 7th year. I am both grateful for and humbled by the amount of support I received.
Among the prizes for top fund-raiser are a 2008 Trek Madone 4.7 and a custom yellow jersey. I have decided to donate the bike to the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults and it will be auctioned off at their October 26th “Screw Cancer” event. I am in the process of having the jersey framed and will present it to the parents of the young man in whose name I participated.
Approximately 400 riders, of various experience and skill levels, were expected to ride on September 6-7. Unfortunately, the ride was cancelled due to Tropical Storm Hanna. This was the correct decision. Even hardcore events, like the BBC’s Civil War Century that were scheduled for that Saturday were postponed; the novice riders in the 24HOB would have been overwhelmed by the combination of wind and rain.
I am very disappointed that I didn’t get the chance to reach my mileage goal. However, I am pleased that I was able to raise a bunch of money for a very worthwhile cause and honor of the memory of a wonderful young man.
The people associated with 24 Hours of Booty have been very kind and have invited me to ride as their guest in the 2009 Charlotte event. They have also bought eight tickets for me for the Screw Cancer event.
I'd rather be sitting on my bike thinking about God than sitting in church thinking about my bike ...
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