Saturday, May 28, 2011

A Donation from the Tooth Fairy

Sidney has a great heart.
Not so much on the pancreas.

Until recently, I had a glitch in my fund-raising page and I was getting donations and couldn't tell where they were coming from.  So I owe some belated "thank you's" to various people and will get those out soon.

I feel honored by every donation, however, small and I'm glad former students are donating.  You know, they could be sending hate mail.  (Just so they don't use the words "things" or "stuff."  One of my favorite donations comes from Sidney S., the 7-year-old girl from Bozeman, Montana and type-1 diabetic I met while doing a practice ride in Florida in February.  I'm already riding in her name; but she decided to help out by donating all the money she's received so far from the Tooth Fairy.

I wish all of you could meet this sweet young lady. 

I'd pedal to the moon if we could cure diabetes.

By now, some of you know my plan is to pedal out of Acadia National Park on or around June 16.  I'll be going through New Hampshire, Vermont, the Adirondack area and may head down toward West Point, where a high school friend of mine teaches.

I plan to skirt below Lake Ontario and across northern Ohio, maybe stopping in Akron, where I grew up, and then aim south to Cincinnati.  My wife Anne and I are headed for a wedding on Cape Cod, July 16.  So that means taking a week out of my ride.  Then it's back to Cincinnati and head west.

If I'm feeling good about bicycling across America, I may try to go over Rocky Mountain National Park and then head north to Yellowstone, then bend south again.  All I know for sure is I plan to go through Yosemite on the way to the Pacific coast.

If you would like to donate to help find a cure please click HERE

(This will take you to my fund-raising page.  Click on "donate to this event."  Then click "Biking and Painting for Diabetes."

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