We're in the home stretch! Only 5 days left until SeptAMMber and Alex's Million Mile is over. Thank you to everyone who has participated and made it an amazing month so far, but it's not over yet....
Do you have blisters on your feet? Do your legs hurt? Bike riders - is your backside a bit sore? It's easy to make excuses, but they pale in comparison to what our childhood cancer heroes have to endure even after their treatment is complete, heroes like 10-year-old Cole Fitzgerald.
Cole was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma at age 2 and has been cancer free for 7 years now. However, Cole bears lifelong scars from his treatment. He lost part of his hearing at age 3 because of a specific chemotherapy drug and wears hearing aids full time. He also has some balancing issues, due in part to his treatment, that have made it a challenge to do things that many of us take for granted, like riding a two wheel bike. Despite all of this, not to mention dislocated hips, Cole has already crushed his AMM goal of riding 100 miles this month (averaging more than 3 miles/day).
In honor of Cole and all of our heroes, we are challenging all AMM participants to boost their end-of-the-month miles by completing 3 miles a day (or 15 miles collectively) from now through 12PM (Noon) on Oct. 1. Those who complete these miles and have raised $100* or more as of Oct. 1, will receive a limited edition ALSF t-shirt and an autographed photo of Cole!
Even if you're not participating in Alex's Million Mile, you can still support the efforts of others by making a donation to an AMM team to help fund childhood cancer treatment. Let's finish strong for all of our childhood cancer heroes!
*This includes donations made at any point throughout the Alex's Million Mile event, not just these last couple of days. Eligible donations include those that participants have made or those made on behalf of participants, does not include Volvo's match.