As many of you know, last year my son Laird had an extremely aggressive, but curable cancer called Burkitt’s Lymphoma. Thanks to amazing medical care at Children’s Hospital and to the love and support of so many, he is now a happy, healthy 5-year-old who loves riding his bike, reading, cooking, wrestling, playing cards and building legos.
Laird’s story has inspired everyone at Insight to ride in this July’s Courage Classic, a 157-mile, 3-day bike ride with 10,000 feet of elevation gain that benefits Children’s Hospital Colorado. Laird is even planning to ride 35 miles of it (we’ll have a tag-a-long stashed along the route to help him if he gets worn out). He figures after what he went through last spring and summer (multiple surgeries, hundreds of hours of chemo and lots of other horrible stuff), this ride should be a piece of cake.
Our team hopes to raise $50K for the oncology department at Children’s to help other kids with cancer. Insight Designs will match the first $10K raised. And my family will personally match the next $10K. We hope you’ll help.
To donate, simply go to our team page —
http://couragetours.com/2012/team/acureinsight — and click on any team member’s name to make an online donation. Or mail a check made payable to Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation to Insight Designs, 2006 Broadway, Suite 300, Boulder, CO 80302.
If you’d like to ride with us, please join our team! Go to http://couragetours.com and click “Ride”, then click “Join a Team” and select “A Cure Insight”. (Registration is filling quickly, so act soon.)
Thank you so much for considering. And Laird has another scan on Friday, May 4; please keep your fingers crossed for him.