Saturday, March 04, 2006

The last time I wrote to you I told you about my latest challenge - to raise $5,000 to fight Leukemia and Lymphoma in honor of my mother in law, Margie Griffin, and my friend Stacy Bowman. As part of my personal challenge, I've been training to ride 130 miles and climb 5 mountain passes in one day. So far 16 people have donated to help me fight leukemia and lymphoma. Many more have offered their support. I've been overwhelmed by the response. There have been many people that responded that said they had a relative or friend who passed away. The stories have been gut wrenching to say the least.

So far I'm at 25% of my fundraising goal. Thank you again to all of you who have sponsored me. In addition to the fundraising, I've begun my training for the ride. The first official training ride was this week and it was a fast and chilly 25 mile ride. The group I am in has two people who are cancer survivors. One common comment from the cancer survivors is that they profess that they're fortunate and lucky. That they're also planning to do the same grueling ride is especially impressive.

If you are considering sponsoring me or if you'd like to forward this email to an associate, you can visit my web page at http://www.active.com/donations/fundraise_public.cfm?key=SAsche

Thanks for your support,
Steve

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Steve; I was touched by your website. Cld. u pls. tell me how you were able to put up S. Bowman & M. Griffin's pics up so that they alternated the way they did? I would like to do something similar with my TNT website also. Thanks.

Steve said...

Anonymous,

It's an animated .gif file. You can create them with adobe photoshop or a shareware photo editor that you can download from download.com