BENEFITING: National Brain Tumor Society, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Sep 15, 2012
What greater test of vitality than a race to the top of a ski resort? Climbing 3000 feet in 5 miles, Greg challenged himself every year mountain biking in the Widow Maker race until he was diagnosed with brain cancer and was unable to ride his bike. As he endured radiation, chemotherapy, and multiple setbacks, Greg fought to return to the sport he loved. From not being able to walk unassisted to riding a recumbant bike then a spin bike, Greg battled 3 and a half years.
Although the Widow Maker is one hell of a race (Greg said every year he questioned why he was punishing himself), it is just a glimpse into what those battling cancer face every day. So what better way to raise awareness and funds for brain tumor research than to take Greg's Challenge. Enter the hill climb and gather sponsers or join a team on this site as a virtual rider.
Last year we raised nearly $3,000 for the National Brain Tumor Society. This year the goal is $5,000 and I know we can do it. NBTS recently funded the Bridge Project - a collaboration between the Koch Institute and the Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center that is conducting unprecedented research into glioblastoma.
Widow Maker Mountain Bike Hill Climb & Hidden Peak Challenge Run
Mostly the same course, but the bikers start in Gad Valley, the runners start near Wilber lift.
When: September 15, 10:00 am (same start time for both)
Event website: Sports-Am