Well, after months of preparation and attention to every imaginable detail, the 2009 Chasing Daylight Tour is in the history books. And, the memories and relationships will be around for a long, long time!
Chasing Daylight Tour is an eight day bicycle tour each September to raise money for the American Cancer Society in Memory of Eugene O’Kelly, former CEO of my former employer, KPMG. Mr. O’Kelly was a strong advocate for work/life balance. In the spring of 2005 he was diagnosed with brain cancer and was given only a few months to live. He authored a book about winding down relationships and the experience of preparing for the end of one’s life. The title of the book is Chasing Daylight.
Each year, Chasing daylight tour travels through a different region of the United States. 2009 was a visit back to the east coast beginning in Montvale, NJ and finishing eight days and about 675 miles late in Virginia Beach, VA.
2009 marks the fourth year for the Chasing Daylight Tour which began with two cyclists in 2006 and has grown to over 30 in 2009. To date, nearly a quarter million dollars has been raised for the American Cancer Society through the Chasing Daylight tour.
I have had the wonderful privilege to a part of the organizing committee for the tour and I already look forward to taking part in planning and participating in Chasing Daylight Tour 2010.
Please visit the tour’s blog at http://www.chasingdaylighttour.com for more information.
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