The following is a message from Team LIVESTRONG Challenge Austin participant, Luke Neafus. (@LuketheBikeMan on Twitter). Last year Luke picked a fight with cancer and raised $10,000 for LIVESTRONG! Not bad for a 13 year old, right? Well, this year he?s doubling down…That’s right: He?s going to raise $20,000 for the fight against cancer! Join Luke at the Austin Challenge or at his 5 Line Bike Ride in Oklahoma this weekend.
This is a very important charity to me because I lost my grandfather, Poppy, to prostate cancer in 2007. My Poppy was an awesome granddad, father, husband, friend, golfer and one of my bestest buddies. It was the saddest day of my life when he passed away. I put on my yellow LIVESTRONG bracelet and have never taken it off. I want to raise money to HELP STOP CANCER! I don’t want anybody else to lose someone they love. If we all pull together we can be sure others get the help they need. You never know when it could be YOU who needs the help! Please come ride or at least donate to my fundraising efforts so we can put an end to this horrible disease! I will add your loved ones name to my Tribute Wall (below) with a donation of $5-$5,000!
Did you know that over 80% of the money I raise will go directly to support LIVESTRONG?s programs and services, which inspire and empower people affected by cancer? If you or someone you know is diagnosed, these resources will help you face the challenges of cancer, head on, and live life on your own terms.
Please support me as I work to make a difference in the cancer fight through my participation in Team LIVESTRONG. Thank you!
My Tribute Wall:
Jim Pemberton (my Poppy)-Angel
Mrs. Myers-Rose (survivor)
Aunt Norma Jo-Angel
Alex TeRuki (coach’s father)-Angel
David Copeland-Rose (survivor)
Austin Dej-Rose (survivor)
Lance Armstrong-Rose (survivor)
Doug Ulman-Rose (survivor)
Chris Brewer-Rose (survivor)
Want to join Luke for “Luke’s 5 Line Bike Ride“?
Here’s the plan:
Riders will start in the shadow of the highest point in Oklahoma at 4,973 feet and there are four ride options:
Family Fun Ride-20 miles
3-Line – 40 miles (Crossing CO, NM, OK state lines)
4-Line – 95 miles (Crossing CO, NM, OK & TX state lines)
Or the BIG DADDY
5-Line – 120 miles (Crossing CO, NM, OK, TX & KS state lines)
No matter what distance you choose it will be the ride of a lifetime while helping those 28 million living with cancer! There will be live music on Saturday night, presented by The Dizzy Pickers, and the darkest skies in the Southwest for stargazing. There aren’t any Hiltons in the panhandle of Oklahoma, so riders will receive complimentary 2 nights of co-ed cabin lodging at Camp Billy Joe. Cabins generously provided by the Whitten-Newman Family Foundation.
This ride has LOADS OF PERKS!!! All we’re missing is you! No excuses … BLACK MESA OR BUST!! Sign up for Luke’s Ride Today!