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Team First Descents - 2009 Leadville 100
Enduring for those who endure
Thank you visiting the 2009 Team First Descents - Leadville 100 fundraising page. First Descents is an incredible organization that is doing fantastic things for young adults battling cancer and the post-effects of cancer treatment. The young adult cancer population (ages 18-40) is the most under-served cancer demographic. There is a direct correlation between dollars raised and the number of persons who will directly benefit. It costs approximately $1,000 to fund one week in the program for a young survivor. Accordingly, for every $1,000 that is raised, another person will receive this incredible benefit. This is our third straight year for which we have committed to endless training for the Leadville Trail 100, a brutally hard 100+ mile mountain bike race at high altitude. Once again we will use this challenge as a platform for raising funds and awareness for First Descents. Over the past two years, we have raised nearly $200,000 through the Leadville effort. Hopefully we can equal or better last year's $115,000 effort. Please take the time to watch this 6-minute video which conveys the First Descents mission and which recognizes our efforts for what we accomplished in 2007:
This year we again have an assortment of great keepsakes that will be provided for your donation. At the $150+ level, you get an FD t-shirt. At $250, you get a 2008 Team FD bike jersey, At $500, you get our cutting edge artist-designed 2009 bike jersey. At $1000, you get a t-shirt, 2009 jersey and a Leadville hat. Additionally, the top 20 donors at $1500 and higher will receive a 2009 Team FD bike jersey autographed by Lance Armstrong with the top 5 donors receiving the signed jersey in a beautiful encased-frame.
Thank you in advance for your contributions and, more importantly, your interest.
Team First Descents 2009:
Brent Goldstein, Kevin Kane, Gary Morris, Neil Markus, Dave Gonzales, Dean Gregory, Jamie Malin, Eric Brooks, Kevin Carter