"Come and get it!" -- an invitation from the Dana Point Community
We come bearing gifts.
Gift #1: The thrill of racing your bike against fierce competition in downtown
Dana Point on Pacific Coast Highway before thousands of fans for big cash
Gift #2: The joy of cheering on children pedaling their brains out down
the home stretch of the brand new criterium course. Each kid gets a free
swag bag and a memory for a lifetime. You get to feel good about getting
your kids off the couch and on the bike.
Gift #3: The gift of giving back. Let's face it, being able to train
and race is a blessing. Here's a chance to have fun and do good. This
year's 5th Annual Dana Point Grand Prix is sponsored by Amgen's
Breakaway from Cancer (BfC) initiative.
On race day, BfC is sponsoring a "Breakaway Walk," which will
honor cancer survivors, caregivers, and advocates.
Just as the success of a bike race is measured by the size of the field,
so it goes with the Breakaway Walk.
As over 1 million cancer survivors reside in California alone, chances
are someone in your family has been attacked by cancer. This is your chance
to take a stand and show your support for the self-determination, hope
and teamwork it takes to fend off cancer.
We are asking you to rally those trespassed by cancer to come join the
community of cancer "thrivers" and their support crew. Do your
part to take a stand and celebrate life.
There's more. Celebrating life is well and good, and heavens knows
with all the bad news swirling about we need something to celebrate. But
we're also helping raise money for cancer awareness and research.
Let's face it, times are tough for for-profits; for non-profits, it's
even worse. That's why the DPCCF has agreed to partner up with Breakaway
from Cancer and The Pacific Meso Center to raise funds to support research.
You can help.
On Saturday night, April 30th, at the Dana Point Yacht Club, we will be
sponsoring the Breakaway from Cancer Fundraiser. Now this is cool. At
this stage, we have over 40 super amazing and valuable gifts that we will
auction. Tickets are
FREE and you and yours can enjoy a night of food, beer, wine, and inspiration,
plus a chance to meet with top pro-am racers and bid on incredibly awesome gifts.
So there you are. Have fun and do good, for yourself, your family, your
community, and those stricken with cancer. The Dana Point Grand Prix is
more than a bike race - it's an event that celebrates the blessings
of family, exercise, competition and a cause greater than ourselves.
As you know, we donate all net proceeds to charity. At a time when budget
cuts have decimated public programs, let's reward the City of Dana
Point for keeping this race alive and well. They deserve your support.
Rally Caps On!
Dana Point Community Cycling Foundation, Inc.
A 501©(3) non profit.
For more information about the fundraiser and cancer walk, please contact:
Pacific Meso Center, a division of PHLBI, Inc (a 501©3 non profit)