UPDATE: 40 people participated in this event!
What: Wheels around the River
When: July 12, 2008 at Noon
Where: Tulsa, Oklahoma
“Wheels around the River” will be held on July 12, 2008 at noon at the Riverwalk. All wheels are welcome, from bicycles, to rollerskates, to wheelchairs. Red t-shirts will be the dress of the day. If you do not have one to wear we will bring a large quantity to give out to our ‘wheelers’. If you prefer to stay totally stable, walking or running is also allowed…. just don’t let us wheelies run over you!
Mini-Triathlon to Kick Sarcoma’s Butt. Team LMSdr held its 1st Annual Mini-Triathlon to Kick Sarcoma’s Butt in Tulsa, Oklahoma on July 13, 14, and 15. The kick off event was on July 13. A “Bad Luck Day for Sarcoma”, was a mile swim at 7:00 AM followed by pancake breakfast at the Jenks High School Pool led by the Jenks Swim Club. The second event was on July 14 and was a 10-mile bike ride along the Arkansas River Parks in Tulsa, concluding in a hamburger cookout. The third and concluding event was on July 15 and was a 3 mile run/walk around the LaFortune Park. There was ice cream after the event.
Suzanne Kurtz, founder of LMSarcoma Direct Research Foundation formed a bike ride in Tulsa, Oklahoma as part of Team Sarcoma 2006. The mission of LMSdr is to assure the development of the means to cure and control the disease known as Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) and to improve the quality of life for those with this disease until the cure is found. Here’s a portion of a note that we received from her after the Team Sarcoma/LMSdr event was over, “There were 19 of us, all ages and we rode around Riverside which is a bike path along our river… It was small and just for fun, but our way of being in touch with your big team as you rode the real ride. The total course is only 5 miles long so it wasn’t a huge ride (little kids along). But it was fun and I can visualize that next year we are going to make a big deal out of it. This was really something I kinda ‘threw together’… we were just an unorganized rag-tag bunch having fun. but next year I intend to make it bigger and more professional. Thanks so much for starting this… I didn’t know how much fun it would be.”