Tuesday, August 2, 2011


My impulse is to apologize for this post upfront, but I have to resist that impulse, be brave, and post it anyway. I'm a terrible salesperson, and I hope you all don't think I'm using the family blog for personal gain. But, as many of you know, my dad recently fought a brave battle against lymphoma and carcinoma, and just today I heard from my sister that my grandmother's cancer has spread. As you all know, I have a mother-in-law I never had the opportunity to meet. Many, many of my good friends and family members have been deeply affected by a cancer diagnosis. The frustration over this disease has led me to try to think of some way—any way—I can help.

Enter Pelotonia. Since his remission, my dad has raised thousands of dollars for cancer research by participating in Pelotonia, a grassroots cycling tour, to support Ohio State University’s research efforts to end cancer.

So this year, on August 20, 2011, I’ve decided to join him.

My participation in the 2011 Pelotonia provides me with an opportunity to do something to help make a positive difference for those diagnosed with cancer today and far into the future.

Please join me in this unique opportunity to be part of something truly great. ANY contribution, large or small, to help me reach my goal of $1,800.00 would be awesome. Together, we can help improve lives through innovations in research with the ultimate goal of winning the war against cancer.

This is not a donation to me or even the university, but a 100% tax-deductible contribution to cancer research at the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.

So, if you can in any way support me, please access my Pelotonia profile on line by clicking on the link below. From there, click on the orange “Donate to My Ride” box and follow the prompts.


Thank you for your thoughtful consideration of this important cause. Any support you can provide by Saturday, August 20, 2011, will be appreciated more than you know.



Rider ID AW0018


Cindy said...

Amber, that sounds really awesome--count us in for at least something! :)

AmShaZam said...

Thanks, Cindy! And as I said, every little bit helps.