Its two weeks until I ride the Elephant Rock 100. I am racing as part of the American Transplant Foundation. My friend Kyle is the Outreach Coordinator for the non-profit. He’s been working super hard to put the team together. I’m looking forward to riding with my friend Jesse and many awesome people, including several transplant recipients. We’ll be riding south from Castle Rock, CO through Douglas and El Paso county. My goal is to finish somewhere between six and a half and seven hours.
The American Transplant Foundation works to raise awareness for the importance of organ and tissue donation. Right now there are around 113,000 people in the United States awaiting a life-saving transplant. By riding with Team Transplant, I’m raising money for those people in our country who are on the transplant list. As I challenge myself to ride my bike 100 miles, I also hope to increase awareness of the thousands of people waiting to be touched by the gift of organ and tissue donation. To make the challenge even greater, I’ll be riding two weeks after I’ll have run back to back marathons (the Quad Rock and the Colfax, look for posts on the those two runs to come).
Right now, I’ve raised $75. My goal is to get to $250. If you have a few bucks to spare, please consider sponsoring me and donating to the American Transplant foundation. You can find my donation page at: http://teamtransplant2012.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1009980&lis=1&kntae1009980=2E06E949F21343B6ADFA6E437627968D&supId=358060284
Thank you to Francene and Whitney for donating already!