Leukemia and Lymphoma Team in Training Century Ride

Were hoping to do it in like eight to ten hours, Dixon said, but just to complete it is our major goal.

That, and raising a total of $10,000, she added.

With both goals Dixon and her sister still have a long stretch to go.

Where biking is concerned, Dixon has already impressed her sons, Jacob, 16, and Lucas, 15, especially when she returned from her first lengthy ride.

They were thinking I had made it maybe six miles or so, but I had ridden 34, she said.

They are quite excited and proud.

Ive made it 58 miles in less than five hours, she said.

Of course I went to Chateauguay, which is about 34 miles uphill!

As far as the fundraising goes, Dixon and her family have spent numerous hours on a letter-writing campaign, which has reaped a good amount so far.

Her father, Joseph DuFour, has solicited donations and raffle prizes from local businesses and individuals in the community, while her mother, Beverly, has been knitting and crocheting like crazy. Kellys aunt, Donna Rabideau, has donated a supply of maple syrup, and a team of about 15 other of her family and friends will help bring it all together as they plan to host a scrapbook workshop, with a craft sale and raffles. The main feature will be the scrapbooking workshop, which will include such themes as dry textures, kids crafts, photo flower, friendship designs, splendid skies, winter wonders, theme park fun, and more.

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