A special Thank You to the Cleveland Hiking Club for including us in the August 2008 issue of their monthly member newsletter, Newsteps:
Kevin Madzia, a resident of Peninsula and a 3-year CHC member, along with his friend and co-worker Ray Query, who lives with his wife in Lakewood, will be starting an 8-month-long bicycle trip this month. They will depart from Cleveland on August 24, 2008, during a kick-off party held in conjunction with the Walk+Roll Cleveland event at Rockefeller Park. They hope to complete their trip by April of 2009 in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, at the southern tip of South America.
The two cyclists are doing the trip to raise awareness of melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, and hope to raise $20,000 for The Melanoma Research Foundation. Kevin’s father passed away from melanoma in 2002. All funds raised through the event are tax-deductible, and go directly to support the Melanoma Research Foundation’s mission of Research, Education, and Advocacy.
More details can be found at their web site at http://www.miles4melanoma.com. Online donations can be made on the web site, or donations may also be mailed to: Kevin Madzia, PO Box 546, Adena, OH 43901.
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