TEAM BEAT CANCER is an eight-rider team that participated in the 500-mile,24-hour Corporate Challenge event of the Race Across America (RAAM) on June 11-12, 2006. Their mission is to raise money and awareness on behalf of Erika Barajas and her battle with breast cancer (http://www.zippis.com). Here’s how they battled – an won – their RAAM.
PEZ caught up with Phil Southerland an hour after his last shift, which saw the team head over the nearly 11,000 foot Wolf Creek Pass and near the 1000 mile mark. The riding has been hard so far, but the results are above expectations - and the mountains are more or less behind them for awhile at least.
Tomorrow, June 13 at 2:00 pm Pacific, the all-diabetic team of Team Type 1 will leave sunny Oceanside, California and set off on a route best flown, maybe driven, and almost unbelievably: ridden - over 3000 miles to the finish in Atlantic City. The team has three goals: the win, the record, and a million dollars - not to mention the ultimate destination of a cure.