Third Annual Denise M. Chesney Memorial Bike Ride
Seattle, WA – Saturday, August 12, 2017
Ride Kick-Off Spaghetti Feed: Aug. 11 at 6pm
Matous Family Home -- 2583 39th Ave W., Seattle, WA 98199
DMC Memorial Ride: Aug. 12 at 8am
Gas Works Park -- 2101 N Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98103
"Putt for a Cure" Post-Ride Celebration: Aug. 12 at 8pm
Flatstick Pub -- 240 Second Ave S., Seattle, WA 98104
On September 29th, 2007, my life changed forever. My mom, Denise M. Chesney, passed away from breast cancer. She battled valiantly, but cancer finally took her life. Mom was only 42. She provided invaluable love to her family and community and had an unmatched zeal for life.
To honor my mom’s memory, my good friend, David Sheppard, and I started the Denise M. Chesney Memorial Bike Ride in 2015. Our inaugural ride took us from Seattle to Spokane. Thanks to the generous support of family and friends, we raised over $5,000 for the BCRF.
Last year, we rode from Seattle to Leavenworth with family and friends, raising over $8,000. This summer, we’re coming home again to host the third annual Denise M. Chesney Memorial Bike Ride and have set our goal at $10,000 – all going directly to BCRF.
David and I live in Japan and Taiwan respectively. Our time abroad has heightened our awareness of how much we value our families and friends – and how much more we can do to give back. This ride is an opportunity to show our love for those who have been affected by breast cancer and those who have supported us.
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The festivities will kick off with a spaghetti feed and corn hole tournament for riders, family and friends graciously hosted by the Matous Family at their home on Friday, August 11.
On Saturday, August 12, riders will depart from Gas Works Park in Seattle and loop 50 miles around the gorgeous Lake Washington. Experience tells us there will be much camaraderie.
A post-ride celebration at Flatstick Pub in Pioneer Square will cap the festivities. "Putt for a Cure" will include a mini golf tournament, raffles and official DMC Memorial Ride apparel with proceeds going directly to BCRF.
The rider registration fee is $25 (please Venmo @d2chesney or @DavidSheppard15 or arrange to pay at registration). All riders who register by August 5 will receive a DMC Memorial Ride t-shirt. All riders are encouraged to raise at least $150. Prizes will be awarded to leading fundraisers. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join us by hopping on a bike, donating to the BCRF and attending the weekend festivities!
We’re excited to reunite with family and friends and have fun working together for a wonderful cause.
Thank you for your love, support and friendship.
Doug & David