Saturday, August 12th was the big day and what a day it was. Beautiful weather and over 1000 riders all committed to raising funds and riding to "break the chain" that leads to cancer. Thanks to the generosity of many of you, the Team Sarcoma Peloton, consisting of 18 riders, raised over $24,000 for sarcoma cancer research and education at the University of Minnesota. You all have our heartfelt thanks and that of our families. We all finished the 25-mile ride and a few of us rode a whole lot more! We had a wonderful time making a real difference to finding cures for sarcoma cancers.
Now here is the really exciting news: For those of you who missed last month’s RIS Update or Facebook postings, or lost the time to respond, Chainbreaker will still be collecting funds until mid-October. As before, you can go to https://chainbreakerride.org/pelotons/team-sarcoma/ and donate on behalf of Team Sarcoma or click on a particular rider’s profile to donate. If you prefer to send a personal check or a check from your Donor Advised Fund, you can make the check out to Rein in Sarcoma Foundation and mail to RIS at 3312 Richmond Ave. Shoreview, MN 55126. All contributions on behalf of Team Sarcoma riders go to the University of Minnesota cancer research hospital, specifically to fund sarcoma cancer research, and are tax deductible.
Rein in Sarcoma volunteer Carol Skaja-Jacobsen was unsure about participating in the Chainbreaker bike ride, but she did it for the cause and had a great experience. Read about her experience below.
When I received the very first notification regarding the Chainbreaker ride, I immediately deleted it, thinking this would never interest me, nor would it be anything I would ever consider doing for a number of reasons.
When I saw that Dr. Cheng, who I am fortunate enough to administratively support in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Minnesota, was our department champion for Chainbreaker, I realized I wanted to help somehow, even if it was just volunteering on the day of the Chainbreaker ride.