I've been fortunate enough for a few years to have an amazing Doctor, Glenn Hirsch, to guide my health while being my primary care physician. Not only is he an amazing doctor, but also just an incredible individual.
Although he has been raising money on his rides for various charities since 2000, it was in 2009 that his focus shifted to raising money and also awareness for finding gentler treatment options for children battling leukemia and other forms of cancer. This quest began after his nephew Ian passed away from Leukemia at age 11. His cycling suddenly had a greater purpose and whenever he would find himself struggling with difficult sections of a ride, he remembered what Ian had gone though and it brought him strength.
He'll be starting the last ride to complete this feat in less than a week which will culminate on the Santa Monica Pier in California.
I encourage you all to not only visit his blog and follow his progress, but more importantly to donate to this important cause.