Raising funds through cycling to find a cure for Multiple Myeloma
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Research Foundation is doing an incredible job of raising awareness of this devastating cancer, and providing resources to researchers who are diligently working to find a cure to heal and restore affected individuals and their families who have fought this battle for life. It is my goal to recruit people to sign up to ride their bicycle 24,902 miles, the distance around the earth at the equator, over a period of several years, and they can recruit donors to donate a certain amount for every mile they ride per month or per year. Anyone can volunteer for this challenge: men, women, or teenagers.
This website can be used to keep track of miles per month and total miles per person towards the goal of 24,902 miles. Hopefully researchers will discover a cure for MM before we finish the 24,902 mile journey.
I typically ride between 200 to 350 miles per month, depending on my schedule and the weather. In 2011 and 2012, I rode my bike 2440 and 3367miles, respectively. From January 1, 2011 to July 31, 2013, I rode my bike 7604 miles, which is almost 1/3 the distance around planet earth.