Sunday, June 08, 2008


Shannon Koch sent me an Email and asked me to spread the word about her uncle Shawn. The information is below.

There is a two-day, 150-mile bike trip from Mequon to Manitowoc to Sturgeon Bay which takes places July 19th & 20th. The event raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Here's a link to information about the event.

Scenic Shore 150 Bike Tour

The information below also contains a special link in which you can make donations in Shawn's name. I've done so myself.

Dear Family and Friends,

With Memorial Day come and gone and summer in full swing, it's time for me to hit the pavement.........biking that is. As you may or may not know, I will be joining Gordy and all the other riders, and biking 150 miles in efforts to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Gordy has led our group "Team Bird" since 2005, when Shawn (Bird) was still fighting this horrible battle. After Bird's passing, the ride suddenly took on new meaning. I watched last year as the riders got to the 1/2 way point and finish line as Peggy, Bird's widow, held the "Thank You" sign. Suddenly, it hit me very hard, why we were all there and how extremely Thankful I was for everyone's efforts. It's hard to describe the passion I have to do something for my brother, even though he is gone, maybe I can make a difference for another cancer patient and their loved ones. I cannot do this by myself and I am asking your help to raise money for this great cause. Please send a check payable to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or use the link provided to pledge to "Team Bird" as we ride the Scenic Shore 150.

Thank You in advance,

Donation via credit card? Simply go to the link below and pull down my name.
Donations in the name of Shawn Mehlhorn

Donation via check payable to:
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Deb Peppler
1498 Clay Rd.
Oshkosh, WI 54904

Scenic Shore 150 Bike Tour Cash Donations
Donor name: ___________________________________
Amount: _________ Date: _________
Received by: ___________________________________
Your contribution is tax-deductible within IRS regulations. Your donation will benefit the Wisconsin Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Thank you for your generosity.