Today I am humbled to announce that 4 great friends have agreed to Match our Match!! So now every dollar of support you give to CAF to support this effort helping Rachel , Hassan and many other Challenged Athletes will be matched with $2 additional dollars!!👍👍
Malin and Roberta Burnham, the Roth Family, Bill and Lori Walton and Larry Scott (J&L Pie) have each committed $10,000 matching gifts! We are VERY grateful to each of these dear friends and appreciative for their wonderfully generous support for our journey!
Each of these friends have played important roles in my life. The Roth Family ( Duane’s brothers Ted, Byron, Gordon and Duane’s wife Renee) have all been so supportive and while Renee thinks I’m crazy doing this , she knows that if I had passed in a bike accident, Duane would be here doing something equally crazy. I wear a wrist band that every day that ” All things are hard. Wrote they are easy”. Duane provides the wind at my back and the determination to persevere on the roughest of days!☝️
Malin has been a mentor ( as he is for so many) with his indomitable spirit and “community before self ” focus, he keeps us all busy working for a better San Diego. He and Roberta ( whose unparalleled wit and charm keeps me smiling!) are dear to us both! We are all blessed that at 89 yrs of age Malin inspires us and keeps working and pushing for a better tomorrow!⭐️
Bill and Lori Walton send positive , encouraging and yes ” over the top” messages that keep us living each day as though it’s the “greatest day ever, riding our bikes”. Bill challenged me to ride MDC ( SF to SD) with Duane and to get involved with CAF! He said it would change my life. Well, it has indeed, in ways I would have never expected! One is the friendship we have with both Bill and Lori😊👍!
Thanks to Larry Scott and J&L Pie Company, who are great supporters of CAF. In fact, our friendship began on CAF rides. His unwavering support for CAF and its impact on athletes motivated me to do more. When I visited Larry before leaving on the trip he couldn’t give me enough stuff and advice. Both were welcome and helpful! This summer during our break from riding across America we are traveling to southern France to ride the mountains and celebrate his birthday! Looking forward to riding with a group I can “draft” behind!🚴
So it’s pretty amazing to have special people in our lives who are so generous. A Hearty Geppert Thank You 😊 to each one and most importantly for their additional impact to the CAF cause!! Onward we pedal with spirits fueled by the generosity of so many, we are well on our way to raising $100,000!!