The Bristol-Myers Squibb Company sent me a Tour of Hope Sphere Dri-fit Shirt today. The letter I received from them reads as follows:
Dear Tour of Hope Cyclist and Fundraiser:
Thank you for your generous support and contributions to the Bristol-Myers Squibb Tour of Hope. We appreciate the time and energy that you committed to this important cancer cause and to making this year's event a success. Enclosed, as a token of our appreciation, is the Tour of Hope Sphere dri-fit shirt in recognition of your fundraising efforts that exceeded $1,000.
As a result of your efforts and those of other cyclists in Washington, DC, approximately $800,000 was raised during the Tour of Hope. One hundred percent of these funds will directly benefit cancer research through the Lance Armstrong Foundation and the Tour of Hope cancer community partners. Now, more than ever, there is hope for a cure and you have played an important role in the search for a cure through your participation.
From the emotional kick-off ride at the City of Hope in Los Angeles to the joyful finale in Washington, DC, the weeklong Tour of Hope was marked with inspirational events. We celebrated the opening of a new oncology center in Denver, held a powerful public rally in Pittsburgh, and inspired the public in a moving event in our nation's capital. Every movement of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Tour of Hope was filled with hope and the passion of each member of the 20-person team to spread the word about the promise of cancer research.
Thank you for helping us go the distance for cancer research!
Director, Tour of Hope
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Thanks again to my sponsors who made this success possible.