Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Oh Canada! Part Deux!

I can't believe it's been nearly 4 months since my first update.  Normally I'm more on top of this.  To catch you up, I am raising money to fight Leukemia and Lymphoma - again.  I am taking on a new cycling challenge - again.  And we are planning to ride ~200 miles from Seattle to Vancouver Canada as a way to raise awareness for the LLS program.
Oh Canada!

First let me apologize for making disparaging remarks about Canada. I know that referring to Canada as America Junior or America's Hat was dismissive of the friendly folks in Canada of whom I know a few.  Henceforth, I have nothing but love for Canada and Canadians.  In fact, I even bought this cycling jersey to wear and show my support for the great white north.

Alright, but what have you been up to?  Well we've been training a bunch.  We've ridden hundreds of miles and climbed thousands of feet.  The Team in Training teammates have been hard at work raising awareness and funds to fight these diseases.  And while I have been coaching right there beside them, it's high time I did my part to help the good fight.  So I decided to call in some accomplices to help me with my efforts.   Well let me introduce - Jasper and Rudi.

Jasper
Jasper and Rudi are the latest additions to our household.  Shortly after my first message, we went to Paso Robles and we picked up two 8 week old Spinone Italiano puppies  Jasper and Rudi are the newest and liveliest members of our family.  As all puppies are rambunctious, ours are no exception.

As we have been training them to do all of the good dog behaviors like sit, stay, fetch, and lie down, we've had a chance to learn what really makes them happy. And of course, what really makes them happy is learning that someone has made a donation to fight cancer.

How can you not fall in love with puppy like that?

Rudi
On behalf of Jasper and Rudi, I would like to appeal to your love of dogs and your disdain for cancer and ask if you would be so kind as to donate to this fine cause.   Of course Jasper and Rudi would be very thankful when you make a donation.  Here's the deal, when you make a donation, I will email you a picture of Jasper or Rudi reacting while I tell them about your donation.  How about that!  You will see the very moment as they react with glee.

Of course, you'll want to know how to donate.  It's simple.  Go to http://pages.teamintraining.org/gba/rsvp215/sasche pick an amount, make a donation and you're good to go.  On behalf of myself and the Team in Training Pups, please consider supporting this cause.