Saturday, October 17, 2015

Why wait....Donate! Always Tax Deductible and So Worthwhile!


Dear Friends and Family,
As many of you know, we lost our nephew, Ian Besner, to Leukemia nine years ago.  Ian was diagnosed with T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in January 2006, one week before his 11th birthday and he passed away on May 31. Ian was an extraordinary boy who shared his joy and love of life with everyone who met him. 

To cope with the grief of losing their oldest child, Lynn's sister and brother-in-law, Beth and Brad Besner, founded the I Care I Cure Childhood Cancer Foundation.  The organization supports the development of and raises public awareness about cutting-edge, targeted therapies for childhood cancer so that the treatment of childhood cancer will be gentler and more tolerable.  The Foundation wants to challenge the public’s acceptance that treatment for childhood cancer requires painful and embarrassing side-effects and life-long health disabilities, isolation from friends and family, and short and long-term psychological devastation. By educating the public about scientific breakthroughs in genetic childhood cancer research that are within reach but seriously underfunded, we can quickly raise money to fund research grants and provide seed money to researchers for new studies.   For much more information, please check out

In November 2009, Glenn decided to get on his bike to pedal for an\\this important cause.  It seemed that he could combine his love of cycling with the worthwhile challenge of raising funds for I Care I Cure.  I became the SAG driver and we were off!   This fall, he will pedal from New Orleans, Louisiana to St. Augustine, FL from November 8-November 17.  Uncle Jim Beaty will join Glenn for part of the journey!  The route will take us from New Orleans through Biloxi, MS; Gulf Shores, AL, Seaside, FL; Port St. Joe FL, Crowfordville FL, Mayo FL, Gainesville FL and end in St.Augustine,FL.   If you find yourself near any of these towns, ride with Glenn and Jim or lunch with Aunt Lynn and Aunt Laurie!  

If you can't join us, consider making a tax deductible donation. 
 This year we have our own fundraising site to make this an easier process than in the past:

If you prefer, you may send a check made out to I Care I Cure Childhood Cancer Foundation to us at:   
2950 Mt. Wilkinson Parkway, #511, Atlanta,  GA  30339

We hope that you will come along on the ride with us!  As always, Lynn will blog every day. You can expect contests, trivia and lots of photos!  If you want to receive a daily update email, sign up on the left side of the website where it says "Sign Up to Get Email Blog Updates" or you can just save the link below and check back when you have time. 

Thank you for your continued support and encouragement,

Glenn and Lynn Hirsch

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Back on the Road Again!

"When is the next ride?" you ask?

When we completed last year's ride from Seattle to San Francisco, we had no idea what would be next. So many of our friends, family and loyal supporters have asked when and where we would go next.

We are happy to announce that this year's ride to benefit I Care I Cure Childhood Cancer Foundation is coming VERY soon - November 2015!

It was Glenn's hope to ride from San Diego, California to Jacksonville, Florida to complete his cycling the entire circumference of the US.    Time restraints and Lynn's trepidation about Glenn's cycling through the desert and the state of Texas have put that big ride on hold.  We will, however, do a portion of it.  We'll start in New Orleans, Louisiana around November 8th and travel along the gulf with St. Augustine as the final destination on November 17th.  We'll call this our"East of the Mississippi River" ride.....West will have to wait!

The route will take us from New Orleans through Biloxi MS, Gulf Shores AL, Seaside FL, Port St. Joe  FL, Crawfordville  FL, Mayo FL, Gainesville FL and St. Augustine FL, a distance of approximately 680 miles!   If you find yourself near any of these towns, ride with Glenn, or lunch with me!  Uncle Jim Beaty will join Glenn from Seaside to Mayo.  If you can't join us, follow us on the blog daily!

More info about the ride and donations will follow soon!
Thanks for your continued interest and support!

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