Bob Lee – Bicyclist circling the outer borders of the U.S. for research for cancer and ALS and for hospice services
Bob Lee joins the legions of others who have taken up a physically strenuous method of calling attention to the need to donate to vital causes, like for cancer and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and support for hospice services.
He pedaled off on his third leg of his around-the-country jaunt to raise what he hopes will be a million dollar cyclothon toward the causes he wants properly supported because they affect so many people. Lee says he’s a semi-retired manufacturer, now window covering business owner based out of suburban Chicago. He said that at age 70, “I get more satisfaction from life when I’m up off the couch doing something for someone, using my skills and talents to make the world a better place, even if only with one person at a time.”
Lee says he has a list of pledge donors who are making it possible for him to say to the people he meets on the streets of America, “Your donation triples because of the matching pledges made by generous benefactors we engaged before I set out on my trip.”
Lee stopped in Newport Tuesday night and Wednesday morning headed south to Florence where he’ll rest for the night there before proceeding on to Coos Bay and points south. His destination on this leg of his fundraising odyssey is all the way to the southern-most point in California. He hopes to arrive in San Diego at the end of October.
Back home in Illinois, Bob’s wife and friends are keeping the family business running and ensuring (via cellphone and internet) where he is and that he’s not only safe but happy doing what he loves – helping others.
Those who would like to learn more about Bob Lee can go to his website, 3Reasons.org. There you’ll find his complete story and read his daily accounting of how yet another day on the road went for him. See his comments by clicking on ‘Blog.’ There you will also find how you can donate to the cause of cancer and ALS research and help those in need of care and comfort during their last days on Earth, that they are properly and respectfully served.
Again remember that for every dollar donated there are two more that are dropped in the fund as a match.