I am signed up for the Courage Classic this year for the fourth time in a row, meeting the mountains head-on on July 16th and 17th in pursuit of better health for kids. Sheila had an untimely knee injury this year, so will volunteer from the sidelines and get ready for next year. This year, I intend to repeat my LONG ride of 80 miles on day 1, then relax just a bit on day 2, planning for the crazy sum of 120+ miles and almost 11,000 vertical feet over two days! I hope you can be with me in spirit, and I hope I am around after the weekend in more than just spirit (don't worry)! Once again, I am asking for your generous support as I ride with over 1,000 other riders to support Children's Hospital Colorado.
Our team "Special Forces", representing the Children's Colorado Special Care Clinic, has grown this year to reflect our big multidisciplnary team. I am supporting the Courage Classic for patients like those I care for: Anna, Carlos, Jaxson, and Derek, just to name a few. While many kids are faced with a chronic condition with which they struggle mightily, these kids are challenged with multiple conditions at the same time. They make my ride seem like a piece of cake when I think about what they have to go through daily.
Did you know that Children's Colorado plays a special role in providing care for kids who can't get insurance? Several of my Special Care Clinic kids receive free care that they could get literally NOWHERE else. I am proud of the role we can play in caring for these kids, some of whom are undocumented but are an important part of our family. Please help me to help them by donating to my ride today! I have a goal of $500 or more. Think about it: if only four of you contribute only a penny per foot climbed, I'll reach my goal with room to spare!
The Courage Classic is not only a personal challenge, but also an opportunity to support positive outcomes and healthier futures for children. Please support us with a donation today!