April 17, 2001

Hello Everybody,
This is the first in what I hope will be a long line of RideforCancer journal updates. Only a few days left before I depart Long Beach on my bike headed for Maine.

First of all, I would like to thank everyone that has supported RideforCancer and especially the people that helped with the Silent Auction last Saturday night. We raised over $4,500 for Breast Friends Mentor/Support Group at Long Beach Memorial Hospital. It would not have been such a big success without everyone's support. Thank you to the businesses and individuals for the wonderful donations, all of the people who showed up to bid on them, and all the friends that helped organize everything, and special thanks to my GREAT CREW. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

CLICK TO ENLARGE CLICK TO ENLARGE CLICK TO ENLARGE With the proceeds from the auction, and donations from supporters, we have already raised over $10,000!!!

  • Over $6,000 for Breast Friends
  • $1,000 for The National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund
  • $3,500 to cover fundraising expenses for theRideforCancer project.

    I hope everyone can make it to the GRAND sendoff this Saturday, April 21, at 10:00 AM at the Belmont Pier in Long Beach. Belmont Brewing Company will be providing coffee and we will have lots of T-shirts for sale. All the money from the T-shirts will go to Breast Friends. For a map of how to get to BBC, click here.
    Bring your bike and start the trip with me down the beach bike path!
    I hope to see ya all there.

    CLICK TO ENLARGE To join the RideforCancer email list, send and email to me at matt@rideforcancer.com. If you would like to be removed from the list, have comments/suggestions about this email, or wanna just say Hi, send an email as well.

    SILENT AUCTION SUPPORTERS

    * Coffee Cup Cafe * Luna * Trader Joe's * The Board Room * Fingerprints CD's * Babette's Feast * Shenandoah Caf´┐Ż * Togo's * Fromex Photo Lab * Aveda Hair Salon * Lagniappe * Mezzanine * The Rubber Tree * The Body Shop * Judy & Don Robinson * Gerald Kirshner * Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf * Kimberly's Collection * Teachers Supply * Blue Windows * Carlen Enterprises * Walt's Wharf * Susan Phillips * La Bella * Annie Leland * Dena Deck * Bob & Patty Skidmore * Ed & Sally Nilsen * Gretchen & Warren Fish * 5001 * Jennifer R. Henrique * Morry's of Naples * Sweet Pea's Flowers * Strands for Hair * Dish & Bowl * Cabrillo Marine Aquarium * Chuck Skidmore * Betty Brite * 2nd Street Optical * Trani's * Billing's Hardware * Aesthetically Yours

    Thanks again everyone! You'll hear from me again soon.

    Matthew Allen
    RideforCancer.com