Many of you will remember our lovely couple Linsay and Ryan, who in 2007 made their wedding getaway on a bicycle built for two. Next month Linsay and Ryan are participating in a cycling event to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association, a cause which is very near to our own hearts. Our son Oliver is named for my dear cousin Ollie Henderson (1979-2001) who had Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy. We will be honored and grateful if you will join us in supporting Linsay and Ryan's fundraising efforts - every little bit helps, and the MDA is a wonderful cause to support. The MDA supports both research towards a cure as well as direct support for individuals with Muscular Dystrophy and their families.
Enna and Matt
Here is Linsay and Ryan's fundraising letter:
Dear Family & Friends,
On Friday, June 26th, Ryan and I will once again be riding a “bicycle built for two” as we participate in the Trans NH Bike Tour. This three day, 250-mile cycling event benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The ride will begin on the NH/Canadian border and end three days later in Concord, NH after riding 100 miles, 75, & 75 respectively (with a few NH hills along the way J).
This year’s ride is dedicated to a young boy named Teagan House who was diagnosed with Duchenne MD at 3 years old. He is now nine, trying to live as “normal” a life as possible as his muscles atrophy away. There is currently no cure or even treatment to help slow the disease progression. This event is about the people of all ages and their families who fight each and every day to live with Muscular Dystrophy.
In addition to training for this grueling (yet rewarding) ride, we have established a fundraising goal of $3,500 in donations to support the MDA. Ryan has also opened the ride up to his students at Coe-Brown Academy and currently seven individuals are working to raise an additional $6,000 to benefit this cause. We are calling on the help and support of all our family and friends to make this possible. So, if you able to contribute any amount, please make a tax-deductible donation to the MDA and allow Ryan, myself, and our student team ride for this cause. All contributions go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association of New Hampshire to fund research and help those affected with MD.
Donations can be made online using a Credit Card at: http://www.transnhbikeride.org/
On the right side of the page under "Donate With Moola," you will find "Ryan and Linsay Kaplan" in the list (alpha order by last name). This will take you to our fundraising page.