On June 13, 2016, Rebecca Witherell Lekberg, my mother-in-law, passed from this world after a courageous 20+ year battle with breast cancer. People who knew Becky knew her as a kind and giving soul who was always doing things to help make the world a better place. In addition to being a serious contender for World’s Best Grandma to her three grandkids. After her retirement from a career working as a speech pathologist in elementary schools, she could be found volunteering for a number of organizations.
Now that some time has passed since her death, we wanted to find a way to commemorate her life and extend her example of giving . Therefore, this summer, from the middle of June until about the 4th of July Aaron will be biking approximately 1/2 way across the US (Massachusetts to Minnesota) to fundraise for two causes we know that had been important to her: Children’s welfare and battling cancer. All funds raised will be donated in her memory.
For this ride I have two goals that are equally important. The first is to raise the total amount of $3,000, which roughly equates to $2 a mile. It will be enormously encouraging to me in the face of rain, sun, and exhaustion to know that every ten miles I can bank a crisp $20 for the two worthy causes we are supporting.
The second goal is in the number of contributions. I hope to reach at least 100 individuals who want to support the project. Reaching or surpassing this number is just as meaningful as the dollars!
Of course ANY donation is welcome, but if you want to support on a per mile basis, you can think of it in increments of $15 because the tour will be just a bit over 1500 miles.
$15= .01 a mile 😁
$30= .02 a mile 😁😁
$45= .03 a mile 😁😁😁
$60= .05 a mile 😁😁😁😁😁
$150=.10 a mile 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁🤭
Check out the beneficiaries tab in the menu to get more information about the two great organizations that your generous contribution will support.
Many and genuine thanks for supporting this project. Every donation is a ripple that emanates from the life and work of our beloved Becky.