Well you guys are awesome! Thank you all for helping us reach and surpass our initial goal of $250.00 and secondary goal of $1,000.00! We really proud that you helped us come in 5th place for the individual fund-raising with a total of $1,685.00.
Had some bad news this week, my trusty yellow steed died on me this past week. On my daily commute Tuesday, my rear bearing casing broke, so I've had to sub out the road bike for an 18 speed mountain bike. I did a test ride yesterday and lost about 6 mins, I made up 3 mins. today. I'm still gonna ride that beast and do this thing! We'll see you next Saturday morning, where I'm gonna knock out those 25 miles like nobody's business!
To those of you who missed donating this year, be advised I'm coming back next year to do the 50 mile ride and soliciting you all again. Remember you are all helping out your New Mexico neighbors/family/friends who may have cancer treatment at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center. I'll post my time and pix @ my FB page next week!
Ok, you guys we're down to 19 days and approximately 4 hours as of the writing of this update! Let's keep it up, we're only $120.00 away from $1,000.00! Let's keep this bad boy moving toward that benchmark. I've done more practice runs, and today I hit 1:32:21 for the 25 miles round-trip! I'm gonna get close to that 1:30 time! Thanx to Saggio's for an awesome spaghetti & meatball dinner Saturday night for the carb loading. Come on, let's go, we're almost there! I'm still looking forward to your donation and support. Remember you donation stays right here in Albuquerque!
Again, you guys are awesome! As of today, we've broken the $700.00 mark and well on our way to $1,000.00! We can do it before September 23rd!! Thanx to Paul Sanchez for hooking up the Garmin hardware and software on my trusty yellow steed! I can now track my mileage, my pace, pedal cadence and most importantly my speed! I do practice almost daily. I do a 10.4 miles trip to/from the house to Scholes Hall Monday through Wednesday, and I've done the 25 mile route twice more this past Saturday and Sunday. Let's keep it going!
Wow, you guys are awesome! We've broken the $250.00 mark and now have hit $545.00 as of today! As Sammie Barela, noted, I've moved into the Top Individuals Leaderboard for donations. Again thanx to Sammie for "volunteering" me for this event. As Sammie said, we're just starting, so let's keep going!
I did a test ride yesterday of the full 25 mile route and made it in 1 hour and 38 minutes. I did another ride today in 1 hour and 35 minutes and burned over 1300 calories!
I think we can raise $1,000.00 and make my time at or near 1 hour 30 minutes. I know the day of the event, the bike traffic will be heavier, but I think I could pull it off. Let me tell ya, riding back up Avenida Cesar Chavez is a blast!!
First report on my fund raising this week: I've hit my minimum goal of $250.00, thank you all! Just because I've hit my goal, doesn't mean I'm going to stop fund raising. Lets keep on keepin' on and raise more funds before September 23rd!
Link to my FB page: www.facebook.com/rudy.keith.3
Our family has faced cancer twice. My dear Annette has went through two cancer fights, and was fortunate enough to be treated by Dr. Sarah Adams of the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center with her most recent fight. Thanks to Sammie Barela, I'm going to take these chicken legs, my trusty steed, and pedal 25 miles from University Stadium to Alameda in the North Valley. I have committed to raising at least $250.00. Annette has requested that her donations to go toward research for breast cancer. Without cancer research, Annette wouldn't be a nine year fighter.
I am fighting cancer in our community by riding in the Lobo Cancer Challenge on September 23. I’ve committed to raising funds to support cancer research and to help people facing cancer in our community. Please help me by contributing what you can. Every amount helps and it stays right here, to help people right here, in our community. Every dollar you donate to my ride — 100 percent of it! — goes to cancer research and cancer patient care.
Did you know that …
- The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only cancer center in our state with designation from the National Cancer Institute. Of the 1,500 cancer centers in the country, it is one of only 47 that is designated as Comprehensive.
- The UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center conducts research particularly focused on those cancers that affect New Mexicans most. Its scientists translate some of these discoveries into new treatments each year through clinical trials.
- The UNM Cancer Center’s clinical trials make the latest and most advanced treatments available to everyone in New Mexico? The UNM Cancer Center is a founding partner in the New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance.
- The UNM Cancer Center has more than 125 board-certified oncology (cancer) specialty doctors. Their team includes cancer surgeons in every specialty, adult and pediatric hematologists/medical oncologists, gynecologic oncologists, and radiation oncologists.
- Every patient at the UNM Cancer Center gets a personalized treatment plan that their team of doctors creates just for them. That plan takes the patient’s wishes and situation into account and gives them the best chance to overcome their cancer.
- The UNM Cancer Center offers many, many different programs to help each person facing cancer and the people who love and support them. Cancer affects every part of life and everyone could use help when faced with fighting it.
That’s why I chose to ride in the Lobo Cancer Challenge. Thanks for helping me to fight cancer!