Cash to ride USPRO time trial track in ‘LiveStrong’ campaign

Published 4:45 pm Monday, August 10, 2009

John Cash rode with Lance Armstrong in May, 2006 and since then his life hasn&squo;t been the same.

Cash&squo;s love for bicycling is still the same. After riding with his cycling hero, he returned home with a new direction in his life. Lance was so passionate about raising awareness for a cure for cancer. John was convinced that he could use the same platform (his cycling) to make a difference.

Cash&squo;s story is very personal. Both his parents lost their battle with cancer. His sister (Betty) is a cancer survivor. John heard about a fundraising organization in Greenville called Palmetto Peloton Project (PPP). They use their cycling events to raise money for the Greenville Hospital System Oncology department and the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

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John teamed up with the Palmetto Peloton Project, and during the past 3 years this area has donated over $20,000. The PPP has raised over $400,000 to fight this dreaded disease.

In April, John conducted a fundraising event called Climb to Conquer Cancer. He rode up the Saluda grade 10 times, and the event raised $3,300. His goal this year is $10,000. So far he has raised about $6,000.

When asked what &dquo;Livestrong&dquo; means to him, John said, &dquo;Livestrong means using your gifts and energy to make a difference in someone&squo;s life or situation.

&dquo;If you have someone in your life that lost their battle with cancer, please donate to memorialize them! If you have someone in your life that is &squo;livingstrong&squo; and winning the battle with cancer, please donate to honor them! Help me make a difference in someone&squo;s life that is fighting the battle. Join the fight!&dquo;

John&squo;s fundraising campaign this year comes to an end on August 29th when the USPRO cycling championships come to Greenville. As a top fundraiser, John is being allowed to race the Time Trial (21 mile race against the clock) course before the professionals race. His race starts a 8:30 am on Saturday August 29th at the Clemson University International Automotive Center for Research at I-85 and Laurens Road in Greenville. This is a great chance to see some of the best pro cyclists in the USA.

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