Friday, October 15, 2010

Everyone Needs a Team

I'm an official Beads of Courage Cycling Team member now! I signed up my hubby Dave and I for our first Team BOC event and so my second big ride is going to be riding in El Tour de Tucson on November 20th. We are riding the 80 mile route on the tandem.

The Cycling Team needs more members, so if you are able to make it to Tucson on the 20th of November, here is where you can sign up to join the team and ride.

If you can't ride, but still want to support the team, please consider sponsoring Team Beads of Courage here!

You've all probably been the member of a team sometime in your life. Whether it was a sports team or a working team at a job or some other group working together for a common goal like walking to find a cure for breast cancer. Teams are an important part of our lives.

And sometimes you are the recipient of a team effort - like when you get sick. I have a team - a really wonderful team. All of the players on my team help to keep me functional, out of bed and on my bike. The people on my team are compassionate, caring, smart and experts at what they do. Each one supervises a certain aspect of my physical well-being and when you put them all together, they are like the Carol Saker pit crew! On my team I have:
A Cardiologist
A Chiropracter
Massage Therapists
Physical Therapists
A Neurologist
A Doctor of Osteopathy
A Nurse Practitioner
A Yogi

When the kids in the Beads of Courage Program are diagnosed, they start building their team of doctors, nurses, child life specialists, social workers, physical therapists, and more. They also have a team of people they have never met out there in the world doing special things to help them get better. There are artists making amazing art beads for the kids to document their journey with, and athletes sharing their training and accomplishments with the kids in order to make them feel like they are a real part of a team!

The newest member of my team is Courage Tiger - he will be at the start and finish of every race cheering us on.
Don't even think about touching my bike or RAWR!!!