Cash to climb Saluda Grade 10 times to raise funds for fight against cancer

Published 1:35 pm Friday, March 27, 2009

&bsp;All donations are tax deductible.

The Tryon Youth Center will provide pizza after the ride to all participants in the ride at no cost. Pizza will be for sale to non-riders, with all proceeds going to the Palmetto Peloton Project and the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

Cash said he got involved in the fight against cancer after meeting Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong while on a trek ride in Italy.

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&dquo;I was so taken by his passion to make a difference for cancer survivors, that when I got home, I got plugged in. I got the bug,&dquo; he said.

Cash began raising money for the Palmetto Peloton Project, which supports the Greenville Hospital System oncology center. He became the top fundraiser for the project for the past three years.

He decided upon the Saluda Grade as a sufficiently challenging fundraiser course while riding up the grade recently. He was thinking of a friend who died of cancer and decided the Saluda Grade would be the site of his next ride.

All riders are invited to join Cash for one trip up the grade, or all ten.

For more information, contact Cash at Nature&squo;s Storehouse in Tryon, 859-6356, or by email at