Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Up and Rolling



The new Coker unicycle arrived and the new air seat has been assembled. This beast of a unicycle is super-fast. And super-fun. Still working on the whole "getting on" factor. Coker Tire Co. has sponsored me for the trip and provided me with the "Big One" unicycle which has a 36" wheel. Oh, and please pardon the ridiculous socks in the picture. Although some of you would expect nothing less of me, it was St. Patrick's day after all...

More importantly, however, I am riding to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. My uncle, Richard Pleau, has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a potent plasma cell cancer. Through this personal experience, I have become aware of the LLS and its efforts to save the lives of so many cancer patients. I hope you will take the opportunity to join me in this endeavor by donating to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, helping me surpass my goal of $5,000. To contribute to the cause:

Click here to donate online.

OR

please send donations to:

Unicycle for LLS
c/o Gracie Sorbello
2831 Seine Ave.
Davis, CA 95616
[checks made out to Gracie Sorbello with "Unicycle for LLS" in the memo line]

I plan to leave after I finish my finals, probably May 6, 2006, at which point I'll begin my journey westward... I might even stop by Duke to get my diploma along the way. ;) I'll be updating this during the adventure whenever I can, so check back for progress, but until early May, don't expect much.

Click here to find an adventure info page that's great for distribution, etc.

Carpe Diem...

9 comments:

rhondajo said...

GO GRACIE!!!! We love you and are praying for you!!!

Hudson said...

Great Job! My family would love to join you for a day in your journey. Yes - we all ride uni! What's your schedule? hudson at pedalx.com 330 701 3922

Jim said...

Garcie, Tell me how you made it to Germantown, let me knoe how it is going, be safe, Jim & Kim Big Hill Pond State Park.

Debbie said...

You go Gracie!
We have lost two family members to these terrible diseases. I have a daughter that ran a marathon in Steamboat Springs, CO to raise money for this cause and my other daughter organizes a bunch of us to walk in the Light the Night walk in Denver every Sept. Glad you enjoyed Colorado :)

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