Take a punch at cancer and end up in San Lucas!

Some of my greatest memories riding a bike have come while participating on the Palmetto Peloton Project’s Challenge to Conquer Cancer ride. I’ve twice had the opportunity to make the ride from Greenville, South Carolina to Austin, Texas. What makes the memories so special is that you join together with riders and support crew with a passion to fight the blight of cancer.

I won’t be joining the crew this year, but my heart always makes the trip with them. It is an emotional experience and an encouraging lesson in love and support. I want to make an appeal for you to support the ride this year.

You can learn more about the endeavor at P3Ride.org. I’d also like to point you to a particular opportunity you might be interested in. Local cyclist Donna Navarro is selling tickets for a chance to win a week’s stay (2 bedroom) in Cabo San Lucas.

The tickets are available for a donation of $50. The prize will be drawn on October 7. You do not need to be present to win.

You can learn more about the opportunity at Donna’s Facebook page that she created for it. It is always fun to give to a cause in unique ways. Here is a way you can give to a worthy cause and possibly even get something cool as well.

All I can say is, “Thank you,” to Ron, Kevin, and the gang for having the vision and perseverance to keep the Palmetto Peloton Project moving forward. I truly wish I could join you again — and perhaps someday I’ll have the chance. Until then, I have my memories…

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— 2008 Challenge to Conquer Cancer —

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— 2009 Challenge to Conquer Cancer —

Remember, you can make a tax deductible gift for any of the riders at P3Ride.org.