Monday, August 20, 2007

Booty Update

Last month, Stuart N. checked in from our parent company to talk about a team doing the 24-Hours of Booty down in North Carolina. Turns out the whole team survived and raised a lot of's his update.....

Who would have thought? They closed the Booty Loop for 45 minutes at this year’s 24 Hours of Booty in Charlotte, NC. However, the thunderstorms did not prevent the Ingersoll Rand/Cool Breeze Cyclery team from raising over $16,000 for the Lance Armstrong Foundation, The Keep Pounding Fund, and The Brain Tumor Fund for the Carolinas. The event as a whole raised $736,925 for these noteworthy charities.

The 24 Hours of Booty is the one and only 24-hour road cycling charity event in the country. This unique and exciting event is fully supported on a traffic-free, gently rolling loop - known for years as the "Booty Loop" - that is situated in the beautiful Myers Park neighborhood in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Once a year the Booty Loop is closed to traffic to host cyclists from around the country as they ride in honor and support of the cancer community. The goal of the 24 Hours of Booty is to provide an extraordinary event that is safe, fun, and open to all levels of cycling ability, while bringing cancer awareness to the community and raising funds for noteworthy cancer charities.

This marked the third year that Ingersoll Rand employees teamed up to raise money for the Lance Armstrong Foundation and local cancer initiatives. This year’s team consisted of more than 20 individuals from Ingersoll Rand, Cool Breeze Cyclery, and Cisco Systems. In total, the team rode over 1700 miles and 130 hours in honor and support of those whose lives have been affected by cancer.

The Ingersoll Rand/Cool Breeze Cyclery Team would like to thank all of those people who supported this year’s event. We look forward to riding again next year!!!

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