Each year, I ask of my friends, to make only a single donation to a charity on my behalf. For the 4th year in a row, I am asking for that support to go to the American Red Cross as this impacts each of you, your family, and your neighbors. I do not ask for large donations, rather, whatever you can afford. Obviously, the donation is tax deductible. In addition, many companies have a matching fund program that can route additional funds on your behalf. Just to highlight how important this ride is to me...my first year, I rode all 533 miles with a freshly broken collarbone. It's that important.