Greetings everyone and thanks for checking in….
It’s hard to believe it’s already October, the leaves will be changing soon and the cycling season will be coming to an end. Actually it never really ends, we just have to find more creative ways to ride as the daylight hours become the biggest challenge.
There are some great events happening in the upcoming weeks and months in the cancer fight….
One of Cyclists4aCause greatest allies, Nick, will be riding in the LiveStrong Challenge in Austin Texas next week. While I have never met Nick, I can state without hesitation that he is the real deal when it comes to the cancer fight. I would strongly recommend reading is section in the WHY WE RIDE on Cyclists4aCause site.
I continue working with United in GRACE organization in the fight against cancer and helping to bring awareness and increased government funding for children’s cancer and other cancer related initiatives. Members of the UIG Team attended CureFest in Washington DC this past month and helped to bring attention to the children’s cancer issue.
I’m looking forward to 2016 CureFest and not only representing United in GRACE but also helping to bring awareness together with all the other individuals and organizations that will be present. I have a feeling each year this event will only increase in popularity and with it national attention.
Like many organizations we had our 2016 planning meeting and there are some great events planned for next year. Right now, we are working on a Toy Drive for the holidays. In addition, we are also collecting gift cards, specifically ITUNES gift cards that we will deliver to the kids at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, VA. This is the 5th year United In Grace will be spearheading the Piles of Smiles Toy drive and any assistance either as donations or directly to United in GRACE fund raising page would be greatly appreciated.
One of the main reasons I remain committed to UIG is that this team understands the battle that we have ahead. Many organizations have lost sight of the reason they are in the fight. I can promise you that United in GRACE will never lose sight of that fact, never. Yes, we are a small organization with big dreams but one in which understands the importance of the mission we have undertaken.
I would encourage any size donation to help us build this organization, I further promise that every donation and EVERY DONOR will be appreciated and respected , not for the donation itself, but the belief that together we can build this organization to help those that need it most.
Thanks everyone for checking in…..
Steve and Deb