Eleanor McDonough – The Musella Foundaton For Brain Tumor Research & Information
I will be racing my bicycle from Canada to Mexico in honor of my older brother, who has survived brain cancer for 11 years. Always a best friend, he has endured adversity with wit, fierceness, and courage.
Please consider a tax-deductible donation to the Musella Foundation, so that they may continue to help cancer patients and their families. Donations of any amount are highly appreciated. Donations of $25 or more will earn an awesome t-shirt designed and printed for the event (while supplies last). Please indicate in the comment field your preferred and alternative t-shirt sizes. Note that the receipt will not mention the t shirt.
Josh Daugherty and Phillip Bird – Pedal Against PTSD & Big Pig Cancer Foundation
“I’m excited to be a part of this race and this fundraising effort for 2 great charities. When I decided to do the Tour Divide Race I did not immediately think “I’ve got to find a charity to support.” But both Pedal Against PTSD and Big Pig Cancer Foundation were started by cyclists, and both have touched the lives of people around me, support communities near me in north Texas, and have direct connections to the TDR. So while I was not a “racer in search of a charity,” both of these organizations took root in my brain and I quickly could not think of doing the race without taking them both along with me. The fit was too natural to ignore.” -Josh Daugherty
Jen Marsh – Contact We Care Jen has offered to support the volunteer work I do on crisis and suicide hotline for Contact We Care. This organization has been around for 40 years, providing emotional support to those in crisis or considering suicide through or local and national hotline numbers and our texting service. With over 14,000 calls per year, it’s so wonderful that Jen has decided to use her race as a forum to spread awareness of what this organization does and help raise funds to keep the organization going.