Pedaling for the Cure: A Coast to Coast Trek to Fundraise for Brain Tumor Research and Awareness

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Steve and Terry

Team Fundraising Goal: $15,000.00

Total Number of Gifts: 267
Total Value of Gifts: $27,475.00

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On August 10th, 2012, Lindsay Richardson and Kate Trono will bike from San Francisco, CA to Boston MA to raise money for brain cancer research in memory of Terry Trono and Steve Foster, both victims of Glioblastomas. After flying to San Francisco, Lindsay and Kate will bike northeast towards Cedar City, UT via Fallon, NV, east to Pueblo, CO, and then towards the Great Lake Erie where they will then head southeast through the Finger Lake Region of New York towards Boston, MA, to end their journey at the National Brain Tumor Society Headquarters.

Lindsay and Kate will actively fundraise on their journey, while riding an average of 100 miles a day. Follow our journey with pictures and a blog on our website Please contact Kate at for more detailed information if you are interested in joining a leg of the journey or helping with a fundraising event in your town as we pass through. 100% of the donations received will be given to the National Brain Tumor Society.

To support our cause and help fight this terrible disease, please view my fundrasing page.

The Inspiration:

Pedaling for the Cure is in memory of two extraordinary individuals - Terry Trono and Steve Foster. Twenty-eight years ago, the Tronos, Fosters, and Petersons met in Lamaze class, and an incredibly rich and life-long friendship ensued after the birth of their children. The families gathered every weekend for dinner, traveled together, and camped every summer until nearly ten years ago, when Terry, Kate's father, was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme, the most aggressive type of brain tumor. The tumor was located in his left temporal lobe, which is the "speech center" of the brain. For a year and a half, Terry courageously fought his disease, while slowly losing his ability to communicate. He passed away September 29th, 2004. Terry was a man of incredible integrity. He had a wonderful sense of humor, was a remarkable raconteur, and an exceptional husband and father.

Six years later, an all too familiar situation transpired. Steve was diagnosed with a Grade III Glioblastoma, an extremely aggressive tumor. Like Terry's, the tumor was located in Steve's left temporal lobe. For a year and a half, Steve bravely fought his cancer, but soon, he too lost his ability to communicate. Steve left us one year ago this June 11th. Steve had incredible compassion for all and was the paragon of an honest and respectful man. He will be remembered as a remarkable husband, father, and a second father figure to Kate, after Terry passed away.

The fact that these two great friends had the same tumor in the same region of the brain is still unfathomable. In honor of the battle they fought, and in tribute to their character and courage, Lindsay Richardson and Kate Trono are riding their bikes across the country to raise money to help make other people's fight against brain cancer less tragic. They are riding with the hope that someday soon, one of the 575 people who are diagnosed daily with a brain tumor will be told "we can do something for you."

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