Cycling To Prevent Veteran Suicide

$705 of $500 goal

Raised by 12 people in 18 months
As a boy I had a friend who spent hours with me bicycling the rural roadways where we grew up. We lost touch after high school and went our separate ways. Years later I learned of his suicide. He'd been in the military and I'd do anything to have had one more ride with him.
Today I've taken up tour cycling to help improve my health and I'm about to make my first attempt at a 100 mile (Century) ride on Saturday May 6 during the Miami Valley Cycling Classic in Xenia Ohio. Since I never got that last ride with my friend, I've dedicated my longest ride yet to his memory and raising money to benefit a local non-profit dedicated to helping prevent veteran suicide.
So I need your help.
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Well everyone, we did it! I made it through the Metric Century - 100 KM - and we overshot the goal!

Once the check arrives from GoFundMe, I'll be contacting TWO different organization to make a $350 donation to each, totaling $700.00. (They take out fees for the program so I'm going to make up the difference myself to provide the full amount.) I want to thank everyone so much for your support!

This will NOT be the last Century for me this year. I'm planning two more, and I'll be supporting two more charity organizations. Thank you again and keep riding!!
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Thanks to all of the incredible donors to this event!

I can't express in words how grateful I am to your support for this cause. I'll be keeping all of your support and kindness in mind through every difficult mile. See you at the finish line.

I will keep the donations open until May 12, one week after the event, so it's not too late to help even after the ride. Thanks again!
Only one more Sunrise ride!
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We've only got a few days let before the ride, so please help! I've updated the pedals on my road bike to clip-in versions so you might have some entertainment if you come watch the ride. I don't know if I'll be used to them yet! But I'm training hard in my last week so I'm going to do my best. Thanks for everyone's support, please keep sharing and donating! Only $320 to go!
Promoting the ride on WDTN Living Dayton
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$705 of $500 goal

Raised by 12 people in 18 months
Created April 10, 2017
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Rosemary Dannin
17 months ago
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You're gonna' be great!

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17 months ago
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Paige McKee
17 months ago
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Thank you and good luck!

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Dawn Brabec
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Happy to support such a worthy cause.

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