PROJECT LEGACY: PHS Class of '67
Organized by: Lee Coddens
EVENT DATE Aug 29, 2014
Like many Baby Boomers,and a member of The Class of 1967, I would occasionally look up from gazing at my navel and wonder when the Age of Aquarius would become permanent. It never did.
I believed that the Legacy of The Class of '67 was to help others; then I sat in the cheap seats and applauded those who actually did the
helping: I waited too many years for my life to begin while LIFE passed
Then in 2011, I developed Lung Cancer as result of a lifetime devoted
to perfecting my Johnny Strabler impression. As a result, I lost my
lung (The Left - my favorite!)
2 Years later, I had a heart attack. After 3 days in the hospital,I
arose from my bed (on Easter Sunday) and decided to take my 2nd grade
teacher's admonition to heart and Do Something With My Life by Living
Up To My Potential. I got healthy(er), started riding a bicycle and
entered The Best Buddies Challenge 100 miles charity bicycle ride.
Since then I've ridden in Century Rides (100 milers) for Multiple
Sclerosis, Alzheimers, Cancer, Homelessness, and Diabetes. Now I'm
starting the Class of '67 Legacy Project and I intend to continue to
ride a minimum of 1500 miles a year in Charity Rides and raise money
for issues and charities that have both a direct connection to Baby
Boomers and their families, as well as a direct personal connection to
1500 miles a year is a very modest goal, even for a 65 year old man
with one lung,a cardiac stent and a full time job. Most Charity Rides
now require an upfront committment from the rider, who must make up the
difference out-of-pocket. I love my job, but folks like me do not get
rich caring for the Developmentally Disabled and if I want to continue
riding for causes I care about, fundraising is the only option.
All funds raised will be distributed to the many Charity Rides that I
actually participate in, with each ride and the percentage contributed
All contributions will be deposited in the name of the contributor into
the fundraining account of the ride that I am signed up for so that the
contributor may get the benefit of any tax deductible contribution.
Check back frequently to see the next scheduled ride and join me in
helping people we care about.
Thanks for all your help and be proud that you are helping a 65 year
old man live his dream of exiting adolesence and entering adulthood by
riding a bicycle!!