Monday, July 2, 2012
Tomorrow morning we will be all leaving the house early to cheer on Marty Perlmutter who has traveled on a 1,400 bike journey from Jacksonville, Florida to York, Maine. He is riding to honor his best friend, Roy Gross, who lost his battle with Multiple Myeloma in March, 2012. Marty has set a goal to raise $20,000 for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.
Marty is staying in Nashua, NH tonight after traveling 100 long hot miles today. Tomorrow morning my husband Mike will be joining Marty, as he completes his journey to Maine. Mike was so inspired by Marty and asked if he could join him for a few miles. During the last couple of years, Mike has taken up cycling. He has participated in several sprint triathlons and charity rides. After talking with him, Mike convinced himself to ride the 80 plus miles with Marty tomorrow. This will be Mike's longest ride to date. I am so overwhelmed with love and pride for my Mikey. There truly exists nothing that man will not do to support me. As I sit to write this blog, my eyes are filled with tears. He is the hardest working man I know, yet he always makes his family a priority in his life. And now he is going above and beyond riding along with Marty supporting the fight against Multiple Myeloma. Everyday Mike shows me how determined he is to support me in every way to continue to fight this crappy disease that robs the lives of so many people everyday, like Marty's best friend Roy. I don't know how I got so lucky that June '92 back in UNH! Mikey, you are my one and only one and you continue to give me butterflies everyday!
I will be sure to take lots of photos tomorrow. The kids have packed up our cow bells, pom poms and signs. We will all be leaving early tomorrow morning to give them a fun send off as they hit the pavement. Of course, then the kids and I will go home and chill for about 4 hours and we will travel to York to see them get to the finish line at the beautiful Nubble Light in York, Maine!s
If you would like to view Marty's blog please click on the link below:
Also Marty's web page for donations is: