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Unfortunately we are unable to have more than one charity per page!! We appreciate that it is an annoyance, but please give equally to both charities, thankyou! For pledges to Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign please see our sister page - http://www.justgiving.com/usac2c2008

USA Coast to Coast 2008
The Ride Across America

Scope - Oceanside, California to Atlantic City, New Jersey - West to East USA, 3043 miles.

Matthew Dowse and Andrew Wyeth are great buddies.  They play rugby together for Rosslyn Park Football Club in South West London.
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Matthew and Andrew’s mums both died of cancer.  Pippa Dowse was diagnosed with cancer in 2002, she eventually lost her battle against cancer in May 2005, it was the Royal Marsden Hospital in London that provided not only a great deal of expertise, but also support and compassion during tough times.  Gwyneth Wyeth had Myeloma, a form of Leukaemia, and passed away in December 2001 at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford.

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The Charities

The Royal Marsden Hospital was the first hospital in the world dedicated to cancer treatment and research into the causes of cancer. The Trust provides inpatient, day care and outpatient services for all areas of cancer treatment, pioneering and innovating in all areas of cancer treatment. It is a leader in its field, striving for excellence. 
Leukaemia Research is the only charity in the UK dedicated exclusively to researching blood cancers and disorders including leukaemia, Hodgkin’s and other lymphomas, and myeloma.  Their scientists and doctors work in over fifty top research centres across the UK. They are seeking to improve diagnosis of blood disorders and treatments for patients, and to find a cure for blood cancers.  LR need to raise more than £100 million over the next five years to sustain their investment and as they receive no Government grants their life-saving research depends entirely on voluntary donations.
The Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) is a United States charitable organisation providing support for people affected by cancer, founded in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong. The LAF states that its mission is 'to inspire and empower' cancer sufferers and their families, under the motto "unity is strength, knowledge is power and attitude is everything".
The Challenge - To complete the USA coast to coast ride in 12-15 days which amounts to 200-250 miles a day, riding at an average speed of 20+ mph whilst raising as much money as possible for Leukaemia Research, The Royal Marsden Hospital and the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

How you can help? – The boys are looking for sponsorship from organisations and individuals in various different forms and would be grateful for any kind of support or donation.
If you would like to find out more on how you could help then please email Andrew and Matthew at USAc2c08@aol.com

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Raising money for

Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research

Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research

Charity Registration No. 216032

We've changed the world for people with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other blood disorders - but we won’t stop until every single one of the 38,000 people diagnosed with a blood cancer each year survives and can live their lives to the full. Your contribution really will make a difference.

Raising money for

Run by Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research

Charity Registration No. 216032

Donations 81

Well done guys - hope you do it!

Donation by Ben Lee (Hawthorns) on 03/09/08

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Well done, I hope it all went smoothly!

Donation by Johnny Egan on 01/09/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Many Congratulations

Donation by Smith family (from Farleigh Crescent) on 27/08/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Well done men and the support team. Good luck for the season

Donation by chris kibble on 22/08/08

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

Hope it all went well

Donation by Jennie Lane on 12/08/08

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Congratulations !! Bonjour des Pyrénées you are ready for the tour de france 2009 now. See you soon

Donation by Pomarez on 08/08/08

£100.00

Congratulations from us all

Donation by Lloyd, Jane and all the family on 06/08/08

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Congratulations mate you've done it ! See you soon and love to Pippa . Tchao .

Donation by Franck POMAREZ on 06/08/08

£50.00

Best of luck to all

Donation by Andy Bull on 05/08/08

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Keep pedalling & no more punctures, please!

Donation by Jill & Mike Deacon on 02/08/08

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Good luck all, thinking of you on your epic jouney!

Donation by Megan and James on 31/07/08

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

All the best lads

Donation by Mark Prictor on 30/07/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Good luck guys - and love to Pippa

Donation by Brendan McCarthy on 30/07/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

I am sure you will have a brilliant time and for great causes too!

Donation by Elaine Forsyth on 27/07/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Very best of luck, guys.

Donation by Tom Blake on 24/07/08

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

Just do it

Donation by Dave Starling on 17/07/08

£200.00

+ £56.41 Gift Aid

Have a wonderful time, what a fantastic challenge and a great cause. Hope your bottom doesn't hurt too much! Can James and I come next year?!

Donation by Helen, Mark, James and Bedlam Hankey Lavs!! on 17/07/08

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

An amazing challenge! Good luck and have fun (if possible) from Jamie, Paul, Alison & Ian

Donation by The Randall family on 16/07/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Good luck

Donation by Virginia Grant on 15/07/08

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

Guy, Caroline and Peter are supporting you all the way for a worthwhile cause. Good luck and enjoy the journey

Donation by Guy,Caroline & Peter Appleby on 14/07/08

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Have a safe trip. Enjoy! Huge respect for you both.

Donation by michelle spiers on 13/07/08

£30.00

Big respect. I hope that it all goes according to plan. I hope that you have time to enjoy the ride

Donation by Eco Warrior on 12/07/08

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Good job your legs are in shape, Andy! Enjoy the ride and sounds (from Garth) on the way!

Donation by Fiona Packham on 12/07/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

I've no doubt you'll do this boys and have massive respect - after doing 175 miles the other week nothing would have got back on next day! Good luck x

Donation by andrea Havill on 11/07/08

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

You don't know us, but Pippa does. Had to sponsor you. Good cause. Good luck guys

Donation by Alex and Tina McGurk on 11/07/08

£40.00

+ £11.28 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£3,235.75
  • Offline donations£10,000.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£13,235.75
  • Gift Aid£844.95

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