Tom Goldstone's Team LRF Page
On May 4th, I will turn 45 years old.
Once when I was young and stupid I went kicking and screaming into each new year (especially the big landmark ones).
Now, I welcome each passing year with open arms, thrilled to be able to take another revolution around the sun.
On May 7th, three days after my birthday (for those following along at home), I will do my (almost) annual ride in the Five Boro Bike Tour - some 40-ish miles from downtown Manhattan north to the Bronx, back to Manhattan, over the 59th Street Bridge into Queens then through Brooklyn to the Verrazano Narrows Bridge and into Staten Island. (The ride home to the UWS from the SI ferry makes it more like 50 miles, but...who's counting?)
I am doing it not just for fun, but also to raise money for a group that helped me get to my 45th year (and has helped many others get to their 4th, their 104th and everything in between).
The Lymphoma Research Foundation serves two great purposes. The first and foremost is by funding the most important medical research into the causes and potential cures for lymphoma. But the organization's secondary role is equally important to people who have just heard those dreaded words in their doctor's office: "You have cancer". LRF provides resources for people to read up quickly on their disease and try to decipher the (often conflicting) advice of multiple doctors. It also helps new patients find cancer buddies to help them through treatment, offers a 24-hour helpline and so much more.
I am a past "customer" and now am proud to serve on the organization's board.
So I hope you'll consider giving to LRF. Every little bit counts.
Thanks very much!