Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Biking Quote

Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride."
John F. Kennedy

Bike Handling Tips


October, in my opinion, offers some of the most beautiful scenery & weather. Even in San Francisco, where we have an over adundance of Fog and cold days, it's marvelous.

Indian Summer days are terrific for riding, enjoying nature and just clearing your head.

So, hoping that we will get more warmth & Sun before Winter hits us. It's always more enjoyable to ride when you're not all bundled up like an Eskimo and fingers feel like they're gonna snap off.

Happy Halloween!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Nike Women's Marathon - Sunday, October 17, 2010

Great Highway will be CLOSED from 4 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday 10/17/10.

So if you typically use Great Highway plan another route.


Street Closure - Nike Women's Marathon - 10/17/2010

It is now Friday, October 15th (2 days before the event) and no one including 311 can find information about which routes and/or streets will be closed during the Nike Women's Marathon.

Yes, the triangular signs with florescent lettering are tagged on the streets posts that state NO PARKING etc.. but do I see a single notice stating alternate routes or a closure of Great Highway? I am all for charitable events like this, since we a non-profit, community based group, but let's disseminate ROAD CLOSURE information better, there are those that need to get out of the city and go to work.... But, as usual, the agencies contracted or hired to inform the public can't because MTA hasn't updated their information and circulated to the powers that be (e.g. 311, Police Department etc...). And, frankly NIKE doesn't have anything on there website.

Let's prepare better for next year and post on all websites ROAD CLOSURES well in advance and not the night before or having to guess by looking at a year old article. And, make the NOTICE OBVIOUS. Should not have to hunt for information, it should be on the 1st Page.

Thank you!

UPDATE: Just received, Even Harding Park Golf Course can alert people to Road Closures but
not MTA or Nike Site -

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Oceanside Air Masters @ Sunday Streets - August 22, 2010

Thanks to everyone for such a terrific and successful day.

Lots of people stopped by the booth and signed up for notification of current information and events. We hope to see you soon and will join us in the Fight for Curing Lung Cancer and Lung Related Diseases, and for Clean Air.

Don't forget the Fight for Air Walk on Treasure Island - October 2, 2010. If the weather is like last year, it should be beautiful. This event is approximately 3 miles around the island and a family oriented event. See you there!

Thank you again for your support,
Renee & Bil - Oceanside Air Masters & American Lung Association in California

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sunday Streets & Oceanside Air Masters

Oceanside Air Masters will be at the August 22nd Sunday Streets advocating, building community awareness and promoting Clean Air and Fighting for A Cure for Lung Cancer for American Lung Association in California.

Stop by our table/booth to say hello, chat and Donate to ALAC and the upcoming event on October 2, 2010 - Fight For Air @ Treasure Island (more info to follow)

Let's do a Nice Weather Dance!

See you there,
:) Renee

Friday, July 2, 2010

The Big RIDE

~ Our Team: Marjie, Rose, Renee, Bil (aka Dot) & Kathy ~

First, I want to thank every Member on Our Team who Participated and Supported this very important cause in Fighting to Find A Cure for Lung Cancer and Lung Related Diseases and For Clean Air by getting out the word, diligently fundraising, putting in countless hours, putting up with me, and helping me and others like me to Remember Their Loved Ones by supporting this Cause.

Next, we want to SINCERELY THANK EVERYONE who DONATED & SPONSORED us along this marvelous journey. You are our Angels and you were right there sitting on our shoulders Cheering Us On! Thank you from the bottom of Our Hearts!

Mere words cannot express how proud and appreciative I am to have you all in my Life!!!

Our Goal was to raise $2000 and to date we have all raised $1,900.00. We still are hoping to meet our goal and the Ride has given us the opportunity to do this by extending the Fundraising date to July 23rd. We have a few other donations coming in and I am confident that we will meet this goal and perhaps even exceed it!

Now that the Road Grime has finally been washed off and we have somewhat settled back into our everyday routine, but wish it could be like that scene from Groundhog Day with Bill Murray, again and again, we'll just have to settle for gearing up for next year and find something else to fill our days, like spending time with our friends and loved ones.

We had a wonderful day, the weather was perfect (light breeeze, temps in the high 70's to low 80's, next day was in the 100's), company marvelous, low traffic on the roads, no one was hurt, no leg cramps thanks to Zym, great music & food at the Festival and a good time was had by all!

Marjie had signed up for the 12 Mile leg & decided to try the 30 Miler & she did FANTASTIC. Now she'll have to do the 66 next year.

CONGRATS Marjie, you're a Road Warrior!

Kathy, Marjie & I will get Rose & Bil to do the 30 or maybe we'll shoot for the 100 (riggggght) so we can experience the pain together, hee-hee!

Click on this link to see more pics of the Wine Country Breathe Easy Ride 2010 experience and JOIN OUR TEAM next year:

Monday, June 28, 2010

Post Ride

I'm backkkkkkk!!!

We had a TERRIFIC time!! Will be updating and posting pictures & videos to share.

Thank you again to everyone!

XOXO Renee & The Team

Thursday, June 24, 2010

COUNTDOWN to BIG RIDE ~ June 26, 2010

7 HOURS approximately, UNTIL THE BIG RIDE, YIPPY!!!!!
1 Day; 8 Hours approximately, Can't believe it's Here, Yee-Ha!
2 Days; 12 Hours approximately, Yeah!
3 Days; 7-1/4 Hours to Go, Yee-Ha!!! :):):)
4 Days; 18-1/2 Hours til The Ride, Yippy! :):)
5 Days; 7-1/2 Hours til the BIG DAY

I will have lots to share; experiences, stories and, of course, picture and videos.

We want to thank each and everyone of you who is routing for us & has Supported Us in our journey.

Thank you and say prayers for us!

God Bless & Take Care,
Renee, Bil, Kathy, Rosemarie, Marjie & Mom ~ Our Team

Another Loyal Sponsor

Kieran O'Carroll of Sloat Parkside Properties, LLC cares about his community and everything he develops, designs and builds he does with great thought, love, concern for the local surroundings and community in mind!

We thank Kieran & Sloat Parkside Properties, LLC so much for being a stance Supporter of Our Team and the Cause to Fight for a Cure for all Lung Related Diseases and For Clean Air!

Thanks a million,
Renee, Bil & Our Team

Loyal Sponsor

Java Beach Cafe has 2 terrific locations:

@ Judah
1396 La Playa St
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 665-5282

@ The Zoo
2650 Sloat Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94116
(415) 731-2965

We love our Local Cafe and Need More Local Businesses like Java Beach Cafe.

There menu is wonderful, the ambience warm and inviting and the Staff is very friendly. Additionally, they offer "free wireless access."

Stop by for a wonderful cup of tea/coffee, a muffin, a sandwich or salad or a nice glass of beer or wine and good conversation. My favorite sandwich is the Tsunami!

Thank you Pat & Buffy Maguire for your Support in the Fight to Cure Lung Cancer and Lung Related Diseases and For Clena Air.

God Bless You & Your Staff,
Renee & Bil & Our Team

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


We thank our Sponsor, Zym, for generously donating these amazing products.

Zym is superior to other products because "the formulas we design for endurance athletes sets ZYM apart from other sports drinks. ZYM's blend of electrolytes, B Vitamins and other elements make it effective against muscle burn and dehydration while leaving out the excess sugar. This provides athletes with fresh legs, natural energy and more endurance so they can perform their best."

All you have to do to make Zym your go to product is, "Drop it, Dissolve it, Down it."

Many thanks to Brian Koff (CEO) and Michael Koff (Marketing) for helping us on our journey and their Support to help us Fight for Clean Air, Finding a Cure for Lung Cancer & Lung Related Diseases.
Official electrolyte drink of the Bike The Drive, Chicago, IL

Sponsor ~ Aqua Surf Shop

If you need a COOL Board, Bathing Suit or Just about anything to do with Surfing or Groovy Clothes, go into one of their (2) locations located at:

1742 Haight Street, San Francisco 415 876-2782
2830 Sloat Blvd., San Francisco 415 242-9283

Aleks Petrovich & Devin Dargell are the owners. Aleks, Devin & their staff are such nice people.

Visit Aqua Surf Shop at Facebook, Twitter & UTube.

Aleks is also the creator of our Team Logo which we ADORE!!

A Million Thanks to Aleks, Devin & Aqua Surf for their Amazing & Generous Support in the Fight Against Lung Cancer & Lung Related Diseases and For Clean Air!

With all our hearts,
Renee, Bil & The Team

This Weeks Sponsor

The club was established December 31, 1942 as the founding fathers marched off to World War II and entrusted the club and its' boats to the youngest member, who was "three months short of his seventeenth birthday."

The club organizes and manages Yacht Racing, Youth Sailing Programs, Dining and Social Events, Cruising and Community Functions. Additionally they support and donate to worthy causes, such as ours and they work very hard to benefit the community with the Sausalito on-the-Waterfront and the Sausalito Youth Sailing Foundations.

We thank them for helping us Fight to Cure Lung Cancer & Lung Related Diseases, For Clean Air, Early Detection & Education.

Because of their generous Support our loved ones will not be forgotten.

Thanks a million,
Renee & The Team!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Golden Gate Bridge

As a Native Californian, I have never rode my bicycle across the Golden Gate Bridge so, this past Saturday, June 19, 2010 I finally rectified that situation. Unfortunately, I picked one of our VERY WINDY days. People were being blown around, kids were crying, but all in all it was FUN, FUN, FUN and if I ever had a bucket list, I could mark this off....

Look at the poor little Girl behind me. Coming around this corner the wind almost knocked her off her bike, scared her and made her cry.

Poor Baby!

A lovely couple from Las Vegas took this for me.

To quote one of our Sponsors (Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals), "Bike The Bridge," and I did, Yee-Ha!

What a beautiful Bridge!

SHAKE CITY, how the bridge might look during an Earthquake, remember the 1st Superman movie?

Sunday, June 20, 2010

COUNTDOWN to BIG RIDE ~ June 26, 2010

2 Days; 12 Hours approximately, Yeah!
3 Days; 7-1/4 Hours to Go, Yee-Ha!!! :):):)
4 Days; 18-1/2 Hours til The Ride, Yippy! :):)
5 Days; 7-1/2 Hours til the BIG DAY

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Our NEW Sponsor

Our latest Sponsorship Donation comes from a GREAT Group of People at Associated Trucking.

If you need a construction site, house, apartment, garage, or just about anything cleared out or cleaned out, Associated Trucking is your company. They are efficient, on time, friendly, very hard working and very reasonably priced.

They are terrific people and we thank them for Supporting the Cause to Cure Lung Cancer & Lung Related Diseases as well as Fighting for Clean Air!

Thank you with All Our Hearts,
The Team

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sunset District Spotlight: Renee Lazear

We have been so busy getting ready for the ride, training, fundraising and getting out the word about how you can Support the Cause in the Fight Against Lung Cancer & Lung Related Diseases and Clean Air that I forgot to post the piece featured in Supervisor Carmen Chu's May 2010 Newletter, click on this link - SEE PAGE 11:

The team and myself were very fortunate to be featured as the "Sunset District Spotlight" for District 4. FYI - The person on the LEFT is ME not the one on the Right. The other lady is Kathy Franklin, a childhood chum and one of our team mates, Oceanside Air Masters. Thank you Carmen and Staff!

We are so looking forward to the Breathe Easy Ride in just 12 Days.

Thank you everyone for Supporting Us. Take Care,
Renee & Team

Monday, June 14, 2010

Our NEW Team Logo

Hot Off The Presses, Our Team Logo by Aleks Petrovitch of Aqua Surf Shop & Gnomie.

When I saw the final design today, it brought tears of joy to my eyes.

It started with a great concept drawing by my husband Bil and Aleks turned it into a dream come true. See the process start to finish posted on Gnomie on Facebook:

Our mascot Oops, Digs It and says Aleks is Groovy!!!

XOXO Renee, Bil & Our Team - Oceanside Air Masters

P.S. Tuesday, 6/15/10, Went to the Ape Do Good Silk Screeners,
T-Shirts should be ready shortly, can't wait to see the
Logo Officially on a Tee, Yee-Ha!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Newest Sponsor

Our friends @ are our NEWEST SPONSORS. has a simple mission, "to sell property to people and sell property for people." They believe in listening to your needs. Their motto is that "from beginning to end of your experience with us, our focus is on you and the property you are seeking to buy or sell.

Thank you Tim, Christine and Company for your Support in the Cause to Fight Lung Cancer & Lung Related Diseases and for Clean Air!

Friday, June 11, 2010

NEW Gnomie Barnyard IPad & IPhone Game App

The multi talented Aleks Petrovitch has created and Rolled Out a NEW GAME APP for IPad & IPhone called Barnyard.!/pages/Gnomie/130173816995553

It's way Cool, So Interactive & Cute!

Best of Luck, Aleks,

Monday, June 7, 2010

Training & Fun ~ Oceanside Air Masters

It's 3 weeks away and we are so excited to be riding in the
Breathe Easy Ride!

As we began our ride along Great Highway, the Sun was starting to break through the fog, which kept us cool, and by the time we got to Golden Gate Park the Sun was bright and warm.

We rode back, had a terrific lunch and afternoon and enjoyed one of those amazing and rare sunny days by Ocean Beach!

Thank You From The Team for All You Are Doing to help us raise awareness, Fight For A Cure For Lung Cancer & Lung Related Diseases and For Clean Air! XOXO

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Blazing Saddles ~ New Sponsor

Our NEW Sponsor this week is Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals & Tours - San Francisco.

Blazing Saddles has 6 locations around the City and 1 in New York City, see their website for locations, rental & tour information:

Check out the LINKS section for Blazing Saddles, we are listed as one of their Favorite Links.

You can rent all the latest model bicycles & accessories to toodle around the City and "Bike The Bridge!"

If you're at the Hyde location, ask for Jess, she & her staff are very helpful and friendly.

Many Thanks for Supporting Our Team & The Cause to Find a Cure for Lung Cancer and Lung Related Diseases and for Clean Air!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

3 Weeks Away to the Big Event

The Team has almost met our initial Goal but with 3 Weeks away from the Ride, we still need your Support!

You can securely donate online to the Team or an Individual with as little as $5.00, it's as simple as clicking on this link:

We all need Healthy Lungs & Air.

Thanks a Million!

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Clouds Couture
is our newest Sponsor

Clouds Couture has a terrific line of plush, comfy sandals with style & a little bit of bling.

To see the latest styles, go to:

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

GOAL $$$$$

Hello All,

I have set a Team Goal for $3000 and an Individual Goal for $1000. Please help us meet this goal!

Congrats to everyone on starting a successful Fundraising Campaign. We are well on our way to meeting our Goals.

We have collected many donations and sponsorships funds that will be posted shortly to our Team and/or Individual goals.

Thanks a million,

Renee & Team

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Prepping For June 26, 2010 Breath Easy Ride

Hello All,

Here's little ol' me riding along the rodes in Sonoma County at the Wine Country Century preparing for the Breathe Easy Ride. We completed the Metric Century, so I've decided I'll be doing the 66 miles with Kathy in June.

Friends and Family are participating even my hubby, Bil is riding 12 miles.

We still need everyone who is going to JOIN the Team to register so we can organize and make plans prior to the day.

Happy Riding!

XO Renee and Team

Friday, April 23, 2010


Please scroll down the page to the heading that reads, "INVITATION: BREATHE EASY RIDE - JOIN THE TEAM" and see the details about becoming a Team Member and the current details.

Map of Route (the 12 miles route in on the 30 mile map. 30, 66, 100 correct):

I am so excited, can't wait to set up the 1st training session (easy) & kick off meeting to celebrate our team, Yee-Ha!!!

Chat soon,

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Healthy Air Walk ~ 9-26-09

Oops, I completely forgot to post & mention the Healthy Air Walk on Treasure Island


Le Papillon Air Masters

but NOW we're

Oceanside Air Masters

Our Mascot

This years event will be October 2, 2010.

The Event has a NEW Name: FIGHT FOR AIR WALK 2010.

It was an amazing day & we raised $1,070.00 for Healthy Air. Thank you to all our generous Sponsors.

Come JOIN the Fun!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

~ Hello Team ~

Hello from Ocean Beach!

Gee, I am very excited and happy that so many of you are Joining the Team. Mom would be so proud and so am I.

Yippy & Go, Oceanside Air Masters Team!

Call or e-mail me anytime with any questions or just to chat! Talk soon and more information and updates to follow.

Take care & Love, Renee XOXO

Climb For Air Pics by Photographer, Darlene Menor

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Kathy & I have been training for the RIDE on June 26th! We just finished the 66 Mile CINDERELLA Ride that started and ended at the Pleasanton Fair Grounds. We finished and did great.. I wasn't even sore except my hands and shoulders, but got a massage (a perk) at the end of the ride and BOY that helped!!

Gee, if I'm willing to post this picture (Kathy looks great but not my best picture) you should know that we care about: Breathing Clean Air, Fighting for A Cure, having fun, being fit and training for American Lung Association in honor of those that cannot ride! Pleaseeeeee JOIN THE TEAM!!!
JOIN THE TEAM - we'll start to train for your ride, no matter what length you'll sign up for: 12, 30, 66, 100 Miles.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


4/1/10 No April Fools Joke - we've finished the Stair Climb and it's OFFICIAL, Kathy & I FINISHED in approximately 21 MINUTES, it's time to JOIN THE BREATHE EASY RIDE TEAM (see below on how to join).

Now let's get GOING & JOIN THE BIKE TEAM!!!! We need to start Fundraising, Train, Plan & so on. We don't want to be stressed about other matters on the day of the ride. We just want to relax, ride & enjoy!!

Monday, March 15, 2010


We are forming our Bike Team for the upcoming Ride in the Wine Country.

Why we Climb, Walk, Bike & Run:

In Remembrance of my beloved Mother, Donna Mae Perry and Everyone who has fallen to Lung Cancer and Lung related Diseases so, we can Find A Cure, provide Early Detection, and for Clean Air!!!!


SIGN UP: (RSVP Extended Again)

If you need more time to make a decision and commit, please let me know.

This date should give us plenty of time to Fundraise and Train

DONATE / MATCHING FUNDS: If you aren't able to join us, please DONATE and ask your Employer to MATCH your DONATION. Click on this link to get FORM/INFO:

: If you know anyone who might be interesting in Sponsoring us, please give them my contact information. We will gladly display their Name/Company Name on our Literature, Shirts, Etc.


Length: 12, 30, 66 or 100 Miles - A level for everyone

When: June 26, 2010

Location: 1400 Valley House Dr, Rohnert Park, CA 94928-4923
Check In & Start Times :

12 Miles - Check In 8:00-9:30 am; Be on Road by 9:30 am

30 Miles - Check In 8:00-9:30 am; Be on Road by 8:30 am

66 Miles - Check In 6:30-7:30 am; Be on Road by 7:30 am

100 Miles - Check In 6:00-6:30 am; Be on Road by 6:30 am

Entrance & Other Fees:

$50 includes fully stocked rest stops, SAG crews and mechanics & at the end of the ride enjoy a relaxing afternoon with a fully catered lunch, live music, wine and beer garden, massages, team photos, and celebrate how you made a difference in the lives of those with lung disease

$15 for Non-Rider Luncheon - after the ride and Goodies, Optional
$100 Team Jerseys, Optional (may be waived, if we get Sponsors)
If each INDIVIDUAL raises $500, we can order Team Jerseys with the Team Name and American Lung Association on them. MUST be ordered by April 20th and in blocks of 5.

Fundraising Goal: There is a MINIMUM commitment per individual to raise $150 but more would be greatly accepted.

If this is an issue we can work together to make it happen. Also, your employer or organization(s) you belong to could be on the list Gift Match Participants (ask for a list). Additionally, if someone, employer, local organization etc. wants to sponsor us vs. donating to ALA, this could assist in paying for Team Jerseys or something else..

As a member of the American Lung Association Leadership Team, I would happy to speak with anyone who you may feel uncomfortable approaching to Donate (your company, professional associations, family etc...)

We want to do whatever we can to make this a successful Fundraising Campaign and have Tons of Fun doing it!

Bicycle Rentals: Getaway Adventures is the premiere bicycle tour operator of Wine Country. Since 2007, Getaway Adventures has graciously offered easy bicycle rentals for the Breathe Easy Ride. Getaway Adventures updates their bicycle fleet every year to ensure their customers are riding the newest and best condition bicycles around. If you don't have a bike, and want to ride, contact Randy at Getaway Adventures to arrange your rental. The toll free number is 1-800-499-2453.
Spoke with Randy on April 29th and the cost to rent a hybrid 24 speed bike is $30 for the day which includes a helmet & (1) CAGE for water bottle.
If you do not have a HELMET, you can rent one for $10. Helmets are required for the ride.

Rate for: 1 King & Pull Out or 2 Queens & Pull Out (Sleeps 4) $130 - Call Reservations and tell them your with BREATHE EASY RIDE.
There are a few rooms available for Friday, 6/25 & Saturday 6/26 but, NEED to make reservation by May 22, after this date NONE @ the $130 rate or may not be any rooms available.
(707) 584-5466
One Double Tree Drive
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

For More Info go to:

Distance to & From Hotel to Ride - 8.8 Miles - Map to follow
Sheraton - Sonoma County - Petaluma
Checking Rates:
(707) 283-2888
745 Baywood Drive
Petaluma, CA 94954

We would like the Team Members to encompass all levels,
Novice to Pro.

This isn't the Tour de France but the Tour de Healthy Fun!
My very 1st ride was last year at the tender age of 51 and I did 28 miles, Yee-Ha, could not believe I did that. It's amazing and so gratifying.

So, just because you're not Lance Armstrong, you can still feel like a Pro when you ride across the Finish Line having done 1 Mile or 100 Miles. You will know that you've had fun, done something amazing and all the while you've supported a very worthy cause!!

We will be putting together some training rides prior to the event so we can all meet and feel comfortable getting on the road. Will advise and also ask for dates that work for everyone.

Will be updating this blog a few times a week, so stay tuned!!

Thanks and Love,
Renee & Bil XOXO

Thursday, March 4, 2010

4/1/10 - No, this isn't an April Fools Day Joke. It's OFFICIAL, Kathy & I FINISHED in approximately 21 MINUTES, Yippy!!! We bettered our record by about 15 minutes, so next year we're gonna shoot for finishing in 15 minutes, righttttttt!!!

1) To JOIN THE TEAM, click on this link and contact me:

2) If you're INTERESTED in being a VOLUNTEER for the days event, please contact me to discuss and we'll get you signed up

Renee & The Team

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Grains of Hope Sand Dollar Magnet © TM 2009 - ALA


Purchase a "Grains of Hope" Sand Dollar Magnet © TM 2009 - ALA and we will Donate as follows:

50% - Team Sponsorship & Ancillary Items (Jerseys, Hats, Etc.)
50% - ALA Event(s) / the new FOR LIFE SUPPORT GROUP

We all need HOPE. Let the eternal grains of sand inside your magnet be the reminder of a loved one, a beautiful day at the beach, something that makes you smile, or peace and simplicity!

Customized order upon request.

Cost + Shipping* or Local Pickup:

Small - $8
Large - $12

Will accept PayPal only.
*TBD based on location being shipped

Saturday, February 13, 2010

2009 STAIR CLIMB - SAN FRANCISCO (Formerly Climb California)

Video taken by our Support Team, Camera Man, & Creative Director/Producer: William Rasmussen

Actual footage to prove that Kathy & I actually made it in one piece TO THE TOP, WOO-HOO!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010


4/1/10 - No, this isn't an April Fools Day Joke. It's OFFICIAL, Kathy & I FINISHED in approximately 21 MINUTES, Yippy!!! We bettered our record by about 15 minutes, so next year we're gonna shoot for finishing in 15 minutes, righttttttt!!!


2009: In Remembrance of my Beloved Mother,

Miss You So Much!!

April 12, 1935 ~ March 19, 2001

Picture to Follow:
2010: In Memory of Joseph "Joey" F. Kalinski

March 15, 1931 ~ December 12, 2009

Who Always Fought For Life, Love, Family and his Country

If you'd like to leave a message for the family on the Chicago Tribune's Guestbook until 12/15/10, please click on link below:
This is an INVITATION to JOIN THE TEAM if you can, we'd love to have ya!

Please, RSVP by Monday, March 8, 2o10 to Join The Team.

When: March 27, 2010

Bank of America Building - 555 California Street, San Francisco

Start Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
You will be assigned a specific starting wave time one week before the event. Generally, teams with many members will receive the earlier starting wave times with smaller teams and individual climbers starting later inthe morning.

Please come about one hour before your wave time to check-in, receive your timing chip and
t-shirt and warm up.

Entrance Fees: $25 plus a MINIMUM Fundraising requirement of $100.
The bad news is that if this goal is not met the amount will be charged to your credit card, but the good news is you have one month after the event to meet the goal. Also, if you raise say $40 only the diference will be charged to your card.

Know this is kind of short notice, but believe this Goal can be accomplished. If you need help approaching people for a donation, please ask me, as I am on the Leadership Team.
This should give us plenty of time to Fundraise and Train

Info for Guests / Non Climbers:

Enjoy the view while you wait for us at the top.

Obtain Guest passes for the finish-line celebration - Available for $20 each

How Our Participation All Began:

Since, Mom passed away 2001, I have been wanting to do something to get involved in fighting and speaking out for Lung Cancer victims but never had, until my childhood friend talked me into doing this Climb. Well, Thank God, Kathy conned me into this! Since, we are gluttons for punishment, we are gearing up to Climb again.

Come Join us for our 2nd Annual Climb to The Top of the Bank of America Building to Support the FIGHT FOR AIR....

I was so scared that I would end up with Rubber Legs, not be able to move the next day or worse yet not make it all the way, NOT the case. We did it and gee, Kathy & I and Bil were surprised on how quickly we made it to the top. Believe me, we were'nt pushing it, we stopped for the water breaks and to catch our breath. What I'm trying to express is that, if I can do it, you certainly can. It's so worth it to know that you can accomplish something that some might take for granted. Oh and if this isn't enough incentive to join us, don't worry there are all age and fitness levels doing this climb... You just take one step at a time and go at your own pace!

Obviously, we survived and lived to tell the tale. And, boy what a tale it is? 52 flights = 1197 Stairs, we completed in approximately 35 minutes, LOVE the view at the top at the Carnelian Room (which sadly closed January 1, 2010), enjoyed good entertainment, food and fellow Climbers and all for a Great Cause!!!


Some photos from 2009 Climb: