The Gene Team is 20 years strong.
We raise money for research that helps identify certain disorders before their life altering effects. Research that affects the quality of life. We raise money for families that cannot afford the very expensive life sustaining metabolic formula and low protein food. We raise money to help send our kids to camp, where they are with their peers; where they all share many of the same feelings of being different. We raise money to send our parents to conferences where they get knowledge and support. We raise dollars to ensure that our programs continue, when we can't.
We are The Gene Team. We are a team of heart. Join us! We need your help to pay it forward.This will be my last year as captain - I am grateful to be turning this team over to Nathalie and Clint Hinman. Their daughter Harper has PKU.
I love this team , I love the determination it takes to ride those miles when the sun is beating down, or the wind is blowing or the rain is pounding. I love the fact that we ride as a family for the names inside our jersey pockets and in our hearts. I love the images we carry as we ride up Freemont ( my favorite) or across Vail ( my least favorite) . My children have grown up watching, riding and supporting this ride. There are many children that this ride means so much to. It is for all of "my" kids that I ride.
It is never easy to ask for money but for this, my passion, I ask everyone. Join me in making this team , this mission, your passion. I promise you it will feel good. All the dollars raised go to our families.
The journey is the destination.