Yes, You Only Live Once and only turn 60 once, and that is what I am celebrating this year, which i am calling YOLO-60. I feel so very lucky to be here in Colorado, working for this wonderful hospital, and most of all, well enough to do a ride like Courage Classic , this year for the 12th time.
So this year for me is all about the number 60- and my goal for the ride is to do 60 training rides over these next six months (yes, peloton counts!), ride 60 miles on both days of the Courage Classic weekend, and, of course, exceed any of my prior fundraising years and raise $60,000. I know it's a lot to ask- last year I raised a little over $40,000 so this will be a significant, aspirational increase, but I know i can count on my family, friends and colleagues to do all you can to help me get there. We have together raised more than $330,000 to support our hospital programs since my first ride in 2008.
The almost 10,000 faculty and staff here are a group of wonderful, talented, dedicated, hard working professionals who do their best every day to serve our patients and families. Thank you for helping me turn my pedal turns and wheel spins into support for our incredible programs. This year, I am dedicating my ride to the families of our patients. They demonstrate such courage and grace in the face of the illnesses and challenges that their children face, and they partner with us to provide the best and safest care possible to their children.
You know what to do- click on the "donate now" button and please give generously to this incredible event. All of you have been so very generous to this in the past and I am so grateful. This year though, I am asking if everyone could do a little bit more than in the past and help me reach that YOLO-60 goal of $60,000. I will too! If you are interested in learning about giving levels to our Foundation, please let me know and I will be happy to connect you with our outstanding Foundation staff.
All contributions are fully tax-deductible as permitted. The children of Colorado, the mountain states and beyond appreciate your support, and so do I. Thank you!