The 3rd annual “Tour de Harrison” made its way through Richmond recently. But its effects will reach far into the future. Working with the Rally Foundation, a non-profit organization for childhood cancer research, the Tour raised more than $25,000 for Leukemia research The Tour is a 10 mile bike ride created by the Strickler family for their 13-year-old son, Harrison, who is a childhood cancer survivor and a fan of bicycling great Lance Armstrong. This year the event marked Harrison’s sixth years in cancer remission. More than 200 people came out to ride or cheer on the bicyclists. They stayed for fun activities including face painting, games, food and live music. Rally Foundation and the Stickler Family are teaming up in the battle against childhood cancer.
Since 2005, Rally Foundation has given $1.6 million to childhood cancer research and to help find cancer treatments for children with fewer long-term side effects. www.rallyfoundation.com
Bottom L to R: Claire Olson, Harrison Strickler, Maggie Strickler and Lauren Flanary
Row 2: Leslie Strickler, Olivia Strickler and Dr. Pieter van Vlierberghe
Row 3: Al Strickler and Austin Bauman.