The LiveStrong Challenge is a series of rides designed to support the work of the Lance Armstrong Foundation. For those of you who do not know, the Lance Armstrong Foundation supports folks living with cancer and its after effects. They have lots of material that is useful for the newly diagnosed, and support programs for cancer survivors. If any of you recall Jim Ross, a fellow ASP Insider and Microsoft MVP, who died from cancer back in November, one of the things that allowed him to get through the last months of his life was an exercise program initially funded by the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
I have signed up for the LiveStrong Challenge ride in Philidelphia on September 10th, 2005. I signed up for the 100 mile ride, though of course there is some doubt whether I will be able to do the entire 100 miles. There are shorter rides, but since I will hopefully be finishing up the current chemo on August 4th, I hope to be able to train between the end of chemo and the date of the ride.
The LiveStrong Challenge Web site has a page for you to be able to sponsor me if you wish. You can click here if you would like to sponsor me on the ride. I have set a goal of $5,000, but if you are really enthusiastic and donate $15,000, I will get an invitation to the Ride for the Roses in Austin, which would be amazingly cool.