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Thanks to Track Cat donors!

We'd like to thank the <a href="http://www.gapersblock.com">Gapers Block</a> Crits pre-registrants who have generously donated to <a href="http://yojimbostrackcats.org/">Yojimbo's Track Cats</a>, a program to bring youth to the cycling track.  Thanks to Jennifer Groen, Andrew Heidel, Avi Neurohr, Pip Potter, Jeremy Treister, Nicholas Venice, and Michael Young!

 

Thank you to the amazing Chicago bike racing community

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all that came to Monday's event to give love and hugs as well as those who used the paypal to support her family-- even people who didn't know Audrey were helping out.  Together, we all raised more than $3000.

The contributions will help Audrey and her mom Sue as they fly to Arizona today.  A second surgery is coming up next week to remove a large growth in her abdomen.  Final word on her brain tumor is that it was a stage 2 glioma, and doctors are still evaluating how best to treat the remaining ~10%.

After taking time to recoup at mom's we hope to have Audrey back here as soon as possible to continue partaking in our shared passion of bikes, pizza, and beer.

Our heartfelt thanks go out to everyone who's supported Audrey and her family in these tough times, including Amy Dykema, Andrew Leith, Angela Stich, Avi Neurohr, Beth and Pip Potter, Cathy Frampton, Chicago Cuttin' Crew, Chris Jensen, Chris Keating, Dan and Lisa Labovitch, David and Bobbi Bowers, Gavin Gould, Gillian Reagan, Isaiah Jay and Jane, Jamal Rogers, Jamie Geidinghagan, Jane Hereth, Jason and Megan Mathis, Jeff Perkins, Jennifer Groen, Jennifer Mosely and Paul-Brian McInerney, Jessica Skolnik, Joe Henry, Joshua Arends, Julie and Ben Popper, Julie and Gerrerd Abrams, Kate Carolan, Keara Shipe, Kevin Clark, kisha hope, Lauren Moses-Brettler, Louis Kuhn, Marisa Franchini, Michael Castelle, Michael Young, Mike Hemme, Naz Hamid, Paolo Urizar, Ronit Bezalel, Ryan Thormann, Sarah Lu, The Thom Family, Thomas MacNeill-Zimmerman, Vincent Giovinco, Zach Thomas and Allison Grant.

 

Helping out a teammate.

As you may have heard, on Jan 29, our endurance mountain squad teammate Audrey was diagnosed with an orange-sized brain tumor.  Last Wednesday, she endured 8 hours of surgery to have 80-90% of it removed.  As of today, she's out of the hospital and doing well, but recovery is going to take a while.

To help her family out with the mounting cost, Erica's put together <a href="http://tinyurl.com/poitza">a fundraiser for next Monday</a>.  I hope you all can make it, feel free to forward the link around.

We're super excited that she's bounced back this fast... We're keeping our fingers crossed that she'll be out there on the trails in no time!