The 16th Annual Sea Otter Classic, held April 6-9, 2006 at the Laguna Seca Recreation Area, Monterey, California, has joined forces with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, to give cyclists and spectators an opportunity to raise money through a fundraising program called "Make Cures Happen". Money will be raised in honour of Joshua Alfaro, an eight year-old boy with leukemia, who lives in Salinas, CA.
Through "Make Cures Happen", cyclists and spectators of the Sea Otter Classic can make donations to help blood cancer patients across the country: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society invests in research and patient services. As an added fundraising incentive, anyone who raises over $600 will be invited to a VIP party during the event and will be included in a drawing of many adventure trips and bicycles, including holidays in Costa Rica and GT bikes.
"We are grateful that the organizers of the Sea Otter Classic have made The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society their charity of choice," said Greg Becker, President of the Board of Trustees of the Society's Silicon Valley & Monterey Bay Area Chapter. "The cyclists and spectators who raise money through "Make Cures Happen" are funding cancer research that will help hundreds of thousands of people battling leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma."
Spectators and cyclists who would like more information on "Make Cures Happen" can visit www.lls.org/sanjose/soc.