When I first heard about Team Will in 2005, I have to admit that initially the challenge of the 10-day, relay style, cross country ride caught my attention. Now, as a veteran of all three Team Will - Go The Distance events, it's clear that it's not about the bike (to paraphrase Lance). The ride is simply a tool to draw people's attention to the real heroes, the kids battling cancer.
We work hard to prepare for this, but our effort is nothing compared to the challenges these kids and their families face every day. I've met many of these heroes over the past few years and I've talked to parents of heroes that were healed in Heaven. We can do more to help these families. We can do more to put an end to children's cancer. We have to.
Please support Team Will as we prepare for the Go The Distance 2012 event. This event will run from San Francisco, CA to Boston, MA crossing 15 states and over 3,500 miles in 10 days. Along the way we will stop at 23 hospitals and rallies to visit our heroes and raise awareness. Team Will is registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible in the United States. The heroes I'll be riding for this year are Santos Arreola and Oliver Keller.
“Go the Distance 2012” is set for June 24 - July 3, 2012. This time riding from San Francisco, CA to Boston, MA, in 10 days, Team Will plans to cross 14 states, visit 18 hospitals and participate in 7 community rallies with a goal of raising $125,000 for family support services and childhood cancer research. For more information, please visit: www.team-will.org