THANKS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT!!
DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL AUGUST 15th. BE SURE TO COME OUT TO LINDA’S BAR & GRILL TONIGHT TO HELP CELEBRATE THE END OF THE RIDE!!
Hi everyone, and welcome to Bikes for Brains! My name is Courtney Webster, and I’m riding my bicycle 1,853.5 miles to raise money for the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke Hospital, in Durham, North Carolina.
In October 2007, my father died of a glioblastoma multiforme tumor in the frontal lobe of his brain, after receiving outstanding treatment at Duke for just over two years. Despite being a diehard Carolina Tarheel fan, I’ve wanted to find a way to raise money for these particular Dukies since his diagnosis in 2005. So, thanks to an enthusiastic cousin who also loves his bike, I’ll be departing from Vancouver, Canada on June 30th on my bicycle. The hope is that thirty days and 1,853.5 miles later, I’ll arrive by this route, safe and sound in Imperial Beach, California exhausted, only mildly sun-burnt, and having raised lots and lots of money.
Brain tumors are sneaky little things with a bad attitude that require a variety of methods for treatment; as is common, my dad’s involved a combination of surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and various drug trials. Research for the development of new treatment methods (see: $$$) is vital to extending people’s lives and eventually finding a cure, and competition for funding is fierce. So, I’ve turned this biking trip into an opportunity to raise as much money as possible for research in my dad’s honor! I have a passion for biking, and while he’d have told me I was crazy, I know my dad would have been incredibly supportive and proud of such an endeavor. This will be a fantastic physical and mental challenge that I know I’m up for, but I still need your help!
I am seeking folks to sponsor me by the mile, for all 1,853.5, I repeat, 1,853.5 MILES, of this trip! 100% of your donation will go directly to the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, in a fund designated for research in my father, Lindo Webster’s, name, unless otherwise designated. Thanks in advance for all your help and support, and remember to keep checking up on my progress through the blog entries, photos, and more on this site and through Facebook!!