Thanks to our generous supporters, this past weekend’s Race to Anyplace fundraising event was a huge success for both The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and for Team Hungry Cycling. THC wants to extend a huge and warm THANK YOU! to all of our family, friends, and associates that together contributed over $1,100 to the $18,000 + the event raised overall!! A special thanks goes to Michael Chewning’s firm, Sheldon Reder CPA’s for kicking us off with the team pledge of $500.
Team members chugged away in shifts of 15 or 30 minutes for 6 hours non-stop. The spin machines had resistance set by the officials and we are convinced that when they saw our strapping young lycra-clad lads enter the room, quads bumping into doorways and knocking over chairs, that ours had an extra couple of turns put on the “brakes.” But alas, the machine posed no threat, to the beat of Eye of the Tiger, THC churned the cranks on a 6-hour uphill tour of introspection and social duty. The sweat poured out, the foyer of the Chemed Center never to smell the same again. We were fueled by the thoughts of the individuals that have struggled with the diseases, the families united by the cause. We were also fueled by Sierra’s (a big shout out to Jenna in the sky, hoot hoot!) amazing baked goods made special for the cause, and by the excellent sugar bumps from Alex’s chocochip cookies. Around us were families and friends cheering each other on in remembrance of loved ones past and thankfulness for the survivors that pressed the pedals with the strength they conquered the disease. The music thumped and the miles unrolled. So did we win, you want to know, well we got an incredible workout and were humbled by the experience, we didn’t rack up the most miles, but in a small way, we won.