Our MissionTo meaningfully contribute to the cure for cancer. We believe that it is important to exemplify the importance of this cause through the display of peerless effort. Furthermore, we design projects to provide sympathizers an efficient means to make their own difference. The overall affect of those who share in these projects is to embody what it is to meaningfully contribute to the cure for cancer. We act together in honor of those whose lives have either been cut short or are courageously battling against deadly cancer.
Our ProjectWe performed a coast-to-coast bicycle ride to raise awareness for cancer research. From San Francisco to Boston, over seven weeks, and approximately 4,500 miles in length we engaged and challenged people to take up the cause in honor of their own family and loved ones. The following are some key elements that occurred before and during the bicycle ride:
A Call for ActionCancer has called to us in the past. It has summoned us for the funerals of Lawrence Deml, Tony and Henry Wesley, for Leo Duff, Steve and Loraine Haberman, Hattie Levinsohn, Irving Znaida, and Walter Tuchfarber. We live each day with the survivors as well: Leona Duff, Cathy Goetz, Dick Trochil, Babe Wesley, and others. The adversaries of breast, liver, and prostate cancer loom ominously. We cannot let them battle alone and we will not come together with our families only in death. Cancer has had a profoundly negative effect on our families.
Like ourselves, many people have families who have been struck by cancer. It is this common fact, as well as the general likelihood of anyone contracting cancer that compels us to fight for a cure. We feel obligated to do something. We have elected to do two things: first, we will raise money for cancer research, second, we will cycle across the country to raise awareness. In honor of those who have passed away or are currently grappling with cancer, we invite you to participate in this worthy project called "cross for the cure"... because you don't know what you've got until it's gone.
- Josh Haberman and Lee Tuchfarber
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