Hello everyone, it’s that time of year again when I stare father time in the eyes
and tell him to step aside and challenge myself mentally and physically to raise
awareness for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF). Thanks to all of you, last
year’s CURE 137 ride, in memory of my dad, was a great success and hoping my
journey this year will be even better.
On December 2, 2019, Pulmonary Fibrosis took the life of my cousin Dennis Casey
otherwise known as “The Cobra”. Dennis was a dedicated Captain who worked
more than half his life at the Norfolk County Sheriff’s Department. Dennis was a
fearless leader and courageously battled this respiratory disease until his last
breath. This year’s CURE 237 ride will be in memory of my dad and cousin Dennis
– always remembered and never forgotten!
I’m back to do it again and riding an additional 100 miles this year. On September
12, 2020, I will depart from Lincoln, NH on a South to North route to the
U.S./Canadian border, 24 miles north of Pittsburgh, NH (Moose Alley) and back to
Campton, NH in 4 ½ days averaging 48 miles per day. Nothing will be easy on this
trip besides rest after a long day’s ride.
Thanks to everyone’s generosity, last year I raised almost $3,000. I would love to
raise that again this year, but understand that not everyone is able to donate due
to these challenging times we live in today.
Finally, to all of you who have been diagnosed and battling this horrible lung
disease, I ride for you as well and pray that someday a cure will be found and
available for everyone who suffers from PF.