700 Miles to Hope – An HLH Journey

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Day 7 – HLH Ride For A Cure 2013

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It is the final day of the HLH Ride For A Cure. We’re only 58 miles from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital!



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Day 6 – HLH Ride For A Cure 2013

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Today we will pedal the 100 miles between Bardstown, KY and Carrollton, KY.



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Day 5 – HLH Ride For A Cure 2013

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Today we will ride 70 miles from Cave City, KY to Bardstown, KY.



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Day 4 – HLH Ride For A Cure 2013

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Today we will pedal the 118 miles between Florence, AL and Nashville, TN.



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Day 3 – HLH Ride For A Cure 2013

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Today we will pedal 120 miles from Houston, MS to Florence, AL.



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Day 2 – HLH Ride For A Cure 2013

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Today we will pedal the 130 miles between Jackson, MS and Houston, MS.



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Day 1 – HLH Ride For A Cure 2013

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Today we are riding 103 miles from Natchez, MS to Jackson MS.



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HLH Ride For A Cure-A Father’s Ride 2013

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It’s time for another journey! This year starting on September 28th, we will ride our bicycles 700 miles over 7 days from Jackson, MS to the front door of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Upon arrival, we will present a check to the HLH Center of Excellence. The HLH Conference is going on at the hospital that weekend where doctors from across the country will be coming in to learn from the HLH experts. We are excited about the opportunity to help spread the word about HLH and hope that you will all follow along with us on this year’s journey!



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A Father’s Ride Day 8-The Ride Home

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It is the eighth and final day of A Father’s Ride, and today we will pedal the 74 miles from Cuba, MO to St. Louis. Today’s ride is dedicated to Matthew, Andrew, and Annie-the inspiration for this ride.

I would like to thank everyone that made a donation at www.matthewandandrew.org. Thank you for the prayers, support and encouragement along the way. Please visit www.bethematch.org and sign up for a kit to join the bone marrow registry. The kit will be mailed to you and it is a simple swab of the mouth. An average of 10,000 people are in need of a bone marrow transplant each year. Unfortunately, only half find a match. This was only one small step in our endeavor to get the word out about HLH. Spread the word to your family, friends, and pediatrician. It may save a loved one’s life someday.

The finish line today will be at the Lone Wolf Coffee Company in Ballwin, MO. I anticipate arriving around 12:30. Everyone is welcome to join us!



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