Getting Great Support from Lazarex Cancer Foundation

Yesterday Nick, Adam and I met with the great staff at Lazarex Cancer Foundation, Maribel Montanez, Chief Advancement Officer; Karen Ambrogi, Communications Manager; Laurie Geiger, our “go to person”; and Lindsey McGonegal, the social media guru. The ideas and help that they are going to provide is aimed at turning Laura’s Ride 2016 into a very worthwhile event as they will help increase its profile and, in turn, the financial donations that will go to provide much needed help to numerous breast cancer victims.

Livermore vineyards

This past Saturday, Nick and I did about 72 miles with a great group of riders. Included were stretches through vineyards in Livermore which show some of the diversity of California’s landscape. The ride was fairly flat but, as Nick said, the fierce winds were a character builder. No doubt that is just a small sample of what we will soon be facing on Laura’s Ride 2016.

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The Planning Is Underway!

When the idea for this ride first came to me, I immediately jumped on the opportunity to help Rick and Nick get their message out. Although I did not know Laura, I DO know Nick, and know that when he sets his mind to something he makes it a reality.

After meeting with Nick and Rick, and discussing what should be on this site, we all agreed that the most useful way to track activity would be on a map, where our followers can see the ride’s progress, and click on different locations to hear about the riders’ experiences and see photos of the activity. As a result, this blog is best illustrated on the “Where are We Now” page.

Most of the content on the blog will be from the riders and team themselves, giving you a chance to learn what a true endurance test is really like. If you enjoy what you are reading, PLEASE contribute something to the cause… the world will thank you!