Wednesday, May 19, 2010

What Goes Around Comes Around

Yep, you can always tell Spring is 
here when the Amgen Tour of California rolls through
our downtown.and throughout the state. It really is a cool  site 
standing on the sidelines, feeling the rush and excitement as
over 120 world class cyclists come rushing through the streets-
rain or shine. 
Bringing awareness to it's Breakaway From Cancer 
initiative, the Amgen cycling road race is a tour de force
for athletics and the fight against cancer.
For  information on the fight and race interaction 
follow excitement here.

On a similar but different note,

our good friend and neighbor, 
Ken Seymour
has been busy riding and training with 
Team In Training. As you probably know, TNT
is brought forth by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society,
encouraging and challenging ordinary people 
to do extraordinary things.

"Over the past 20 years, more than 420,000 Team In Training® (TNT)
 participants have raised $1 billion for lifesaving blood cancer research.
TNT provides training to run or walk marathons and half marathons 
or participate in hiking adventures, triathlons and cycle events."

The interesting thing about Ken, 
is that he had a major heart attack about 3 years ago,

 yet know for the second year in a row he has 
been participating in a grueling 
daily training program and  riding up to 125 miles 
on any given weekend morning.

This year his team will be participating in the 
"Death Ride" Tour of the California Alps
129 miles / 15,000' of climbing
yes, really.
Ken is having a blast and even though the training
is so hard, he and his team understand...

 'the individuals fighting blood cancer, are the real heroes'
and they need our support to cross the
ultimate finish line - a cure!

I invite you to visit
Ken's page here to learn more
about Team In Training and support Ken 
in his efforts and help him to meet his goal!