From Team Captain Andrew Vogel:
Dear Friends & Colleagues...
As you may know, my wife Wendy was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2011. And so began what has been one of the most challenging & grueling experiences of our lives.
Through the course of Wendy's treatment -- tons of testing, chemotherapy, radiation, double mastectomy, and ongoing reconstruction surgeries -- we've relied on well-trained doctors & their staff, and modern medicine techniques to get Wendy back to health. It has been a long, difficult road.
I am happy to report that as of now, Wendy has "No Evidence of Disease", which is the best 'report card' we can hope for.
Our fight may be nearing its victorious conclusion. I cannot express how relieved we'll be to be done with all this.
But other people continue their fight. And they rely on doctors to get through. And the doctors need support with dollars for research.
To raise money for this important research, I've created a bicycle team called CHEFS AGAINST CANCER that will kick-off with the Sunday, June 8, 2014 Ride Cincinnati For Breast Cancer Research bicycle ride. Wendy and I will participate in that ride (yes, my ass is going to be on a bike all day!).
And we need your help.
If you're a bicycle rider, or want to become one, or want to ride in support of Breast Cancer research, you're invited to register to join our team & ride with us. Your registration fee gets you a t-shirt and a backpack. You don't have to be a chef or even in the culinary industry to ride with our team. The more the merrier!
There are several distances to which you can commit. I have listed them with the relative suggested bad-assness in culinary terms...
* 62.8 Miles -- The Executive Chef
* 45.2 Miles -- The Chef De Cuisine
* 26.0 Miles -- The Sous Chef
* 18.4 Miles -- The Potscrubber
* 8.2 Miles -- The Commis
* 1.0 Mile -- The Matt Buschle
To join our team, click http://tinyurl.com/chefride and select "Create/Join A Team", then click "Adult" and "Join a Team", from the Existing Team drop-down, select "Chefs Against Cancer", and answer the questions.
If you're not a rider, please consider sponsering us by pledging some money. It all goes to breast cancer research. To pledge money, go to http://tinyurl.com/chefride and click "Donate Now", then type my name "Andrew Vogel" or "Wendy Vogel". Click the black "Donate Now" button to begin the donation process.
If you want to join the team or pledge money, it can all be done via our links below.
http://tinyurl.com/chefride or http://www.ridecincinnati.org/team/chefs
Thank you for considering participation and/or support of CHEFS AGAINST CANCER!
Please let me know of any questions.