MONDAY MAY 17 2010
To Our Friends and Colleagues,
I am writing today to for your donation to Team Barbizon in support of the millions of people whose lives are affected by cancer. Team Barbizon is participating in an extraordinary event this July by joining 1700 other cyclists to ride for 24 consecutive hours to raise cancer awareness and support for noteworthy charities, including The Lance Armstrong Foundation and the Brain Tumor Fund for the Carolinas. Such an extraordinary event needs an extraordinary name: The “24 Hours of Booty!” This is the fifth year we have taken part in this worthwhile cause.
WHAT IS THE 24 HOURS OF BOOTY?
24 Hours of Booty is the official 24-hour ride of the Lance Armstrong Foundation, which brings cyclists of all abilities together to raise vital funds for cancer research and survivorship. The event unites people who are passionate about fighting cancer. By benefiting both The Lance Armstrong Foundation and local, life-changing beneficiaries, the 24 Hours of Booty experience represents hope, challenge, remembrance and celebration.
ABOUT THE CHARITIES
The 24 Hours of Booty is a non-profit organization that directs fundraising to national and local cancer initiatives. Recipients include:
The Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF)
The Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) provides the practical information and tools people with cancer need to live life on their own terms. The LAF serves its mission through advocacy, public health and research.
The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults (UCF)
The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults (UCF) was established in 1997 by Doug Ulman, a three-time cancer survivor who now serves as President and CEO of the Lance Armstrong Foundation. The UCF’s mission is to support, educate and connect young adults affected by cancer.
The Brain Tumor Fund for the Carolinas
An organization dedicated to increasing public awareness of the impact of brain tumors along with providing support for the development of comprehensive treatment strategies and cooperative biomedical research efforts.
The Keep Pounding Fund
Honoring the late Carolina Panthers player and coach Sam Mills and former player Mark Fields, this fund benefits the Blumenthal Center for Cancer Research at Carolinas Medical Center.
Johns Hopkins Medicine
At Johns Hopkins, The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center has active programs in clinical research, laboratory research, education, community outreach, prevention and control. It has been dedicated to better understanding human cancers and finding more effective treatments.
On behalf of all those whose lives are affected by cancer, we thank you for supporting the 24 Hours of Booty, the event’s participants, and ultimately the cancer community. With your donation, we can make a positive impact on our local cancer community and the cancer community abroad. Your generosity and support make a tremendous difference.
To make a donation to Team Barbizon please follow this link. Donations made to this link (Esthere’s page) will be distributed amongst all the teammates.