Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Bike for the Cure

Today Ashtyn and several of her schoolmates are biking 20 miles to benefit the Huntsman Cancer Foundation. This is a week-long activity for the entire middle school. Yesterday 1/4 of the students rode 10 miles. Today 1/4 of them will ride 20 miles. Tomorrow is a 30 mile ride, and Thursday is a 40 mile ride.

When they held their kickoff assembly, there were very few children whose lives had not been affected by cancer. Some have had parents, grandparents, or siblings die from this disease.

This is from the Huntsman Cancer Foundation's website:

Huntsman Cancer Foundation's sole purpose is to fund the mission of Huntsman Cancer Institute: to understand cancer from its beginnings, to use that knowledge in the creation and improvement of cancer treatments, to relieve the suffering of cancer patients, and to provide education about cancer risk, prevention, and care.

The Huntsman Cancer Foundation gives a Reason to Hope® to cancer patients and their families and is dedicated to funding cancer research, cancer treatment and education programs, research and patient-care facilities, and to ensuring excellence in these endeavors through the development and prudent stewardship of private resources.

If you would like to help Ashtyn and her classmates in this fabulous activity, please donate:

Huntsman Cancer Foundation
500 Huntsman Way
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
Call: (801) 584-5800


Jess said...

This is so great. A fundraiser actually worth forking out money for, rather than the typical wrapping paper! Tell her I think she is great. 20 miles! Glad she exercised enough for the both of us today :)

R Krishnan said...

you are working for a very good cause aundrea. however i dont know if you know about this herb called reishi which has had good effect on people with cancer. Not many people know about this except those who have consumed and have had testimonies

Amy said...

Jess, any chance I can get in on that "using Ashtyn's awesomeness as an excuse for my evening of butt-sitting" business? I'd like to.

Also, Ashtyn, you AMAZE me. Seriously. You're incredible and I'm proud of you!