Local residents who want to be part of a huge fundraiser are invited to sign up as volunteers for the Livestrong Challenge, a series of bicycle rides leaving from Davis on Sunday, June 23. Approximately 800 cyclists from throughout the Western states will ride through Yolo and Solano counties to raise money for the Livestrong Foundation.
The foundation provides direct, free, one-on-one support to anyone who is struggling with a cancer diagnosis — patients and their family members. To access these services, call 855-220-7777 or visit www.livestrong.org/Get-Help.
Volunteers are needed to serve as course marshals on June 23, for a two- to four-hour shift at a specific intersection along the ride path. The marshal shows the riders the direction of the turn; provides encouragement; and can answer the simple questions such as “When is the next rest stop?” or “How far have I ridden from the start?”
Course marshals are not asked to stop traffic or to provide mechanical support for the riders. First-time marshals receive all information in advance so they are well-prepared for the day. Experienced marshals do not have to attend any meetings in addition to their work assignment.
Volunteers will receive a participant T-shirt, lunch at the course marshal spot and access to the Livestrong Village in Davis’ Central Park when not at their marshal assignment.
To volunteer, follow the directions at http://highfiveevents.com/events/livestrong/lsc_davis_vol_reg.asp. Those who register will receive an email response from Livestrong within a few moments of registration and another email from the local organizing committee shortly thereafter.
For more information, contact Janice Bridge at Janice.Bridge@gmail.com or call 530-753-6802.