My good sense was called into question when Nick Bloisa and I did Laura’s Ride 2016 from Santa Monica, California to St. Augustine, Florida in the heart of the summer at age 69. Now, a year later and a year older, perhaps because the 114+ degree temperatures of last year’s ride further impaired my mental acuity, I am setting out as the lone rider on Laura’s Ride North, a longer ride with considerably more climbing from Astoria, Oregon to Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Although my good sense may have been cooked away last summer, and although asking for repeat contributions is not easy, at least I can very sincerely say that the cause remains worthy because Laura’s Ride North again honors Laura Bartron, Nick’ good friend who succumbed to breast cancer at the far too young age of 45 in September 2015, by raising funds to help those afflicted with breast cancer. This is being done by again coordinating fund raising efforts with the Lazarex Cancer Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We chose Lazarex Cancer Foundation because its goals of advocating for those afflicted with cancer are so aligned with Laura’s beliefs and because its lack of administrative costs due to its generous founders means that 100% of your donations go to help those it serves who are afflicted by breast cancer. (Please see a description of the Lazarex Foundation’s history and good deeds here.) To further assure that all donations go to the intended beneficiaries, I and any who join me as riders on a portion of this venture are personally donating all of the costs of the ride itself. The goal is to raise $25,000.
In addition to individual donors, we are seeking Sponsors who donate a minimum of $500.00. Sponsors will be featured on this website. Sponsors’ checks should be made to “Perez & Miller, Trustee for Laura’s Ride North” to the address below. Donors will be provided a receipt for their tax records from Lazaex Cancer Foundation showing their entire donation.
Contributions can be made by credit card by clicking on “DONATE NOW” on the top right of this page or you can avoid the charges associated with ‘DONATE NOW” by sending a check made payable to Lazarex Cancer Foundation” to:
Perez & Miller, APC
P.O. Box 1549
Lafayette, CA 94549
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Your support is greatly appreciated. Thank you,