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FatCyclist teams up to fight cancer

Internally routed Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 wires make for a cleaner package.

Internally routed Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 wires make for a cleaner package. (Image credit: James Huang)

FatCyclist.com, in partnership with Shimano and Orbea, is holding a fundraiser to benefit the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF). The winner of the ten-day (August 4 - 13) contest will become the owner of a true dream bike: an Orbea Orca or Diva (winner's choice), outfitted with the Shimano Di2 group and PRO components, a retail value of approximately $9,600.

Elden Nelson, who blogs as "Fatty" on FatCyclist.com, is fundraising for the LiveStrong challenge primarily because his wife of 21 years (the contest ends on their 21st anniversary) is in the final stages of a long-fought battle with breast cancer.

"I hate cancer and I love cycling," says Nelson. "Raising money for the LiveStrong Challenge feels like I'm taking something awful and making something good. I have firsthand experience with what a great foundation the LAF is, and wanted to do something to help."

"This is the sexiest contest we've ever had," says Nelson. "I can't imagine any cyclist not wanting this bike. And the fact that you're doing something important - joining the fight against cancer - by entering the contest is gravy."

Doug Ulman, President & CEO, Lance Armstrong Foundation said, "There are 28 million cancer survivors worldwide - this disease touches virtually everyone. By next year cancer will be the #1 killer in the world and yet most of the world's leaders lack any real plan to fight back. Now is the time to take action. That is why LiveStrong is mobilizing a global grassroots movement to fight cancer with the LiveStrong Global Cancer Campaign."

Do Something Good, Win a Dream Bike

The rules for entering the contest are simple: for every $5 donated at Nelson's LiveStrong Challenge page, the donor gets a chance at winning the Orbea Orca with Shimano Di2 components. The winner will be chosen randomly on Thursday, August 13, at Midnight MDT.

The winner can choose from a 2010 Orbea Orca or Diva. Either bike will be outfitted with a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 group with Dura-Ace carbon tubeless wheels, PRO Stealth handlebar, PRO Vibe seatpost and other PRO accessories, for a bike worth approximately $9600.

How to Enter

To enter, go to Nelson's LiveStrong Challenge page and donate any increment of $5.00. For each $5.00 donated, you are automatically given a chance to win. All money donated goes directly to the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

Or, go here for more details.

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