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Help Artisan Bike Builder Rich Murphy Beat Cancer

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We, Rick and Mary, are raising funds for our dear friend of 40+ years, Rich Murphy. Rich is a friend to many, father to Richelle and Nico, brother to John, love to Carol, and lifelong cycling enthusiast and builder (Columbine with John and Solace Handcrafted Bicycles). He has always been one to help others, both personally and professionally. He has supported his community in Greeley, CO with his contributions restoring the Kress Cinema and Masonic Temple, and as an independent bike shop owner, providing services for novices to pro cyclists. Rich has collaborated with artisan bike builders throughout the industry over many years.

Rich is now in need of support for a newly diagnosed high grade B cell lymphoma. Though he has health insurance through his job at Aims Community College, the copays and high deductibles are burdensome. Rich is currently unable to work or build his beautiful frames while undergoing intensive chemotherapy, and it is unclear when he will be able to return to work.

We hope you will support Rich so he doesn't have to worry about mounting bills and can focus on conquering this cancer with tailwinds. We are truly grateful for your donation and will keep you updated on his progress.

With sincere gratitude,

Mary McIlroy & Rick DeGette
PS We have designated Rich's partner, Carol Lopez, the beneficiary. This allows her to manage Rich's bills while he is in hospital.


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    • $100 
    • 9 d
  • Kaye Firestone
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Keri Graves
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
  • Mary Rossi
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
  • Dirk Smith
    • $50 
    • 4 mos

Organizer and beneficiary

Mary McIlroy
Pleasant Hill, CA
Carol Lopez

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