In a shocking turn of events, we have received highly-classified spy shots of Pudgy Pete's illegal and incredibly dodgy new training routine. Completely forgoing a bicycle and opting for a Vespa capable of storing mass amounts of chocolate, Pudgy has seemingly...no, completely gone off the rails!
We've always called him the Walter Mitty of Cycling, but I'm afraid this might have gone too far. Courage Classic Authorities report "The only reason we're allowing him to participate again is because of how much money he raises!"
Pudgy Pete incredulously remains Courage Classic's #1 all-time individual fundraiser. Last year Pudgy raised $60,000, which was then matched by Pudgy! This brings his lifetime fundraising total to well over $500,000.
This year, your donation will support three Young Investigator Funds:
1. Dr. Holger Russ has discovered a way to derive insulin producing cells from stem cells that correct diabetes in animal models. This work brings us closer and closer to a type 1 diabetes cure!
2. Dr. Clare Paterson is investigating the origins of early brain dysfunctions and its shocking correlation to underdevelopment of lungs.
3. Dr. Megan Adams is a pediatric transplant surgeon researching how to reduce blood clots in liver transplant patients.
These funds allow these researchers time and resources to continue their work of developing better therapeutic options for improving childhood health!
Please consider sponsoring Pudgy for this year's Courage Classic! Now aged 60, we're frankly unsure of whether Pudgy can complete the grueling 114 mile, two day tour including four mountain passes and 9,000 feet in elevation gain. He needs YOUR SUPPORT now more than ever!
Courage Classic is on July 20th-21st of this year. You can donate online (http://chcof.convio.net/site/TR/CourageClassic/General?px=1059891&pg=personal&fr_id=1600) or send a check to Peter Culshaw at Shea Properties (6380 S. Fiddlers Green Cir. #400, Greenwood Village, CO, 80111). Be sure to make checks out to Children s Hospital Colorado!