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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Spotlight on Thomas Blalock

Spotlight on Thomas Blalock      When Thomas Blalock heard the word cancer, he used to think that it was a disease that only affected old people.  All of that changed when his three year old granddaughter, Lindsay, was diagnosed with acute monocytic leukemia. AML is an aggressive form of childhood leukemia with some pretty grim […]

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New Booty Charm Unveiled

Last night, 24 Hours of Booty hung out at Donald Haack Diamonds for the unveiling of the newest 24 Hours of Booty charm.  The longtime sponsor has fielded a 24 Hours of Booty team for years, raising more than $19,000 in 2010.  Each year, master goldsmith and team captain Russell Mckenzie custom designs a sterling […]

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The Making of Bootyville

Bootyville is a special place. Many point it to the heart of the event. Yes, all of the “action” happens on the course—the miles, the cheers and even the occasional rider with a decorated tree on the back of his bike (yes, it happens). But it is Bootyville where teams live for 24+ hours and […]

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Spotlight on: Kista Jerkins

Today, we have a guest post from Kista Jerkins. She is a third year team  captain of Tyler’s Germi-NO-mores and Jackson’s Journey and mom of cancer survivor Tyler Jerkins.  Here is their story. Tyler Jerkins started experiencing double vision in early October of 2008 at the age of 23. His family endured 6 long weeks […]

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Shannon Carney: Where are they now?

As 24 Hours of Booty approaches 10 years of riding to fight cancer, we started thinking about all the cancer survivors and fighters we’ve known and featured throughout the years.  We thought you might be interested to know where these riders are now and what they are doing.  Many are still actively invovled in 24 […]

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Fundraising Prime Starts Tomorrow

Mark your calendars!  The first Charlotte fundraising Prime starts tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m.  Our friends at REI have provided a really exciting prize pack, including: One REI Lumen Sleeping bag REI Kingdom 4 tent $100 REI gift card The Prime starts at 9:00 a.m. and will run through Wednesday morning at 9:00 a.m.  Winner […]

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Spotlight on: Susan Treusdell

Today we have a guest post from blogger Heather Neal. She and her mom have participated in the Columbia event since its inception – this is Susan’s story.  You can find Heather’s blog, Side of Sneakers, here.  A story of perseverance. Last year my mom celebrated 15 years of being cancer free by not only volunteering […]

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