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PROJECT LEGACY: PHS Class of '67

Organized by: Lee Coddens

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EVENT DATE Aug 29, 2014

THE STORY:

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

me by!

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

me.

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

clearly identified.

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!!

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