September 14, 2007

Bikers Raise Awareness and Funds for Lupus!

This summer, two separate bike riding efforts were undertaken to benefit the Lupus Foundation of America. Geoff Thomas from Australia is well on his way to completing a “four corners” tour of the United States, while this Saturday Dylan Trakas and James Mason will complete their “Bike Across the LupUS.”

Dylan and James were able to raise more than $19,000 for the LFA and biked over 3,000 miles in a little over three months. You can still contribute to their goal and the LFA by visiting their website, There will be a reception this Saturday, September 15 in Charleston, South Carolina in which they will present the LFA with a check of the donations they have received.

Geoff Thomas is on the last leg of his four corners journey, and will be arriving in DC any day now! While he is in DC, he will present a talk at the Australian Embassy to describe his cycling efforts. Visit his website,, to see more of Geoff’s media coverage and journey details.

A big thanks to Dylan, James and Geoff for their hard work and for their efforts in raising awareness – and money – to benefit everyone who is affected by lupus.

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