I will be back on my bike again this year to support a cause that is very close to me, the Center for Cancer Care. This year the ride is scheduled for Sunday, August 5, 2018.
This is a most important fund raiser during the year that assists the efforts of the Center for Cancer Care. It is now in its 15th year. I can proudly say that I have participated in all of them and to date have raised over $50,000. This was only possible through your thoughtfulness and generosity. It is people like you that keep me going. Remember, no donation is too large or too small.
Since last year’s tour, I had a spike in my annual PSA review. This is a method used to monitor any cancer activity since my robotic prostatectomy back in November of 2010. It was recommended that I go through a list of scans to determine what was causing this spike. An enlarged lymph node was detected. I currently am going through a 4 month hormone therapy treatment to be monitored with a PSA reading in October to determine if this or other treatment will be ongoing.
If you have a loved one who has cancer, has beat cancer or who has succumbed to this terrible disease, please let me know their name and I will make a special ribbon for them and keep with me during my ride. I hope you'll consider making a donation of any amount to help me reach my fundraising goal! You can learn more about this great event at www.tourofthelitchfieldhills.com.
To make an online donation, go to my fundraising page https://www.Pledgereg.com/2671/jonathanthiede.
If you would like to send your tax deductible check, please send by August 6th, made out to “The Tour of the Litchfield Hills”. Please mail to:
7 Pioneer Drive
New Hartford, CT 06057
Again, I thank you all for your kindness and support.
May God Bless you all!
Tour of the Litchfield Hills 2018
The Tour is a non-competitive 12, 30, 50, 75 and 100 mile bike ride through the scenic Litchfield Hills for riders of all ability levels. For walkers and runners, the Tour also offers 2, 4 and 6 mile routes through downtown Torrington. This year's Tour will be held on Sunday, August 5th.
The Tour's mission is to bring together community resources with the common goal of raising funds to support the care, treatment, education and prevention of cancer for residents living, working, or receiving treatment for cancer in Northwest Connecticut. By donating funds to The Cancer Care Fund of the Litchfield Hills, Inc., we will have a positive effect locally, in the Northwest corner, as our friends and families battle the disease.
For information on the routes, elevations, lodging, and photos, please visit www.tourofthelitchfieldhills.com
The 15th annual Tour of the Litchfield Hills will be held on Sunday, August 5th. The Tour benefits The Cancer Care Fund of the Litchfield Hills, Inc. There are rides of 12 miles, 30 miles, 55 miles, 75 miles and 100 miles. All of the rides are on the scenic, though hilly, roads of Litchfield County. There are also walking and running routes of 1.2 miles, 4 miles and 8 miles. All routes start and end at Coe Park, Rt. 202, Torrington, Ct.
Numerous rest stops provide water and fruit. Sag wagons patrol all the routes. The registration fee is $45 if you register before July 20th; $50 if you register on or after July 20th. The registration fee includes a t-shirt and a free picnic at the end. All participants are urged to raise funds to benefits The Cancer Care Fund of the Litchfield Hills Inc.