Thursday, June 3, 2010

A Worthy Cause

My uncle Dave, who is fighting lung cancer, is participating in Race Across America, riding his bike across country to raise money for cancer. He's an amazing guy and has faced an aggresive cancer like no one I've ever encountered. Though he's only got one lung, he's refused to give up his love for running, biking, swimming and all things active. He even spent the winter skiing while toting his oxygen along with him.

Here's the email that explains the event:

Dear Friends & Colleagues:

For the second time in just over a year, Dave Keough has been diagnosed with lung cancer. Despite having only one truly functioning lung and the recurrence of cancer in the "good" lung (for which he is currently undergoing chemo), Dave is participating in the Race Across America – a 3000+ mile bicycle relay race – to raise awareness and contributions for The Wellness Community, a cancer support center. Throughout his “journey” Dave has been beyond inspirational. His strength, optimism and complete lack of self-pity continue to amaze.

To support Dave’s efforts, we have set up a Facebook page. Dave will be posting photo’s and status updates to this page throughout the race which should be very entertaining. It also includes a link to The Wellness Community where you may make a donation. Any amount (say a penny-a-mile or $30) will honor Dave. If you already have a Facebook page, just use the link below to connect to the page. If you don’t have a Facebook account, I encourage you to set one up. It is very easy and you can always cancel it after the Race. You can always just go to the Wellness Center website .

Here's a link to his facebook and the charity he has chosen, The Wellness Center. Any support you can offer would be greatly appreciated, even if its just in the form of cheering him and wishing him well during this journey.If you want to make a monetary donation you can use the link in the email or find a link on the facebook page.


Princess Jessie Pants June 3, 2010 at 10:43 PM  

Thanks for posting this Erin - heading to his FB page now.


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