I joined the TOUR de HOPE Board of Directors in September 2012 as their Secretary. I began regular bicycle riding nearly 6 years ago, joining a Brookside group of riders for their regular Thursday evening and Sunday morning rides. In addition to rides in Italy, Austria, California, Wisconsin and Iowa I have completed 3 Bike MS rides - raising money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, a Lymphoma & Leukemia Society Team in Training ride in Lake Tahoe; and last summer rode 62 miles in the inagurual TOUR de HOPE ride! I live in the Brookside area and work at Research Medical Center in the Cardiology Department. I look forward to recruting many of my co-workers to participate on the team for the 2013 TOUR de HOPE ride!