CollegeTexas A&M University
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About Ron Holland
I guess my desire to do this ride can be chalked up to the "bucket list" syndrome. Anytime someone my age, 70, decides to do anything unusual it's common to blame it on the ol' "bucket list." But, I've had a passion for multi-day cross-country bicycling for several years. I've been blessed to cycle across Texas (twice), Oklahoma, Missouri (twice), and Mississippi. So, this trans-America cycling project seems like a natural progression of what I've been doing for years. It will certainly seem like the culmination of a long series of self-made adventures.
However, what got me started - what got me off the couch and on the bike for the first time was the opportunity raise some money to help fight the disease that has afflicted my baby sister for many years. My first multi-day cross-country ride was the MS150. I rode because I want to experience the ride, but I really rode because I wanted to help cure MS. I've been a regular MS150 rider for many years, now. Much progress has been made in help folks deal with the symptoms of MS. But, I know I'm still riding and praying that there will be a cure. When I discovered the existence of the Bike the US for MS, I knew it had to be in my future. Now that I've retired I've run out of procrastinations and I'm excited. I encourage you to join us in the fight by donating.
BIO data: I've been married to Marilyn for 48 years - it's looking like it's going to last. She's pretty cool. We've been together through all my careers. After graduation from Texas A&M, we were in the USAF for ten years. I navigated airplanes. Vietnam. Thailand. Philippines. The South Pacific. South America. After the Air Force we went into ministry. We were missionaries in Manila, Philippines for 12 years. Then, we moved back the the US where I joined the ministerial staff of a large church in the Fort Worth (not Dallas) area. I have been blessed to be involved in a great worldwide ministry of church planting - globally and domestically - for the last 23 years. I'm semi-retired, now, and therefore have time to devote to a project like Bike the US for MS.
Go ahead. Donate! It's painless and safe and you won't regret it. You won't miss the money, but you'll be a part of a great blessing in the lives of many. Give and you'll get the greater blessing. Someone once said, "It's more blessed to give than to receives." That comes from a very reliable source. Thanks!
Ron Holland's Fundraising
|David Shelley Park||$1000.00|
|Ferrill Family Fund||$1000.00|
|James & Becky Cox||$500.00|
|John and Diane Cayce||$500.00|
|Kim and Lester Craven||$200.00|
|Curtis & Jan Parsons||$100.00|
|John and Laci Spengler||$100.00|
|Mike and Jayne Ford||$100.00|
|Norman & Karen Bobay||$100.00|
|Teresa and Carlyle Poole||$100.00|
|Mary Beth Bodiford||$50.00|
|Patrick and Julie Dionisio||$50.00|
|Robert & Brenda Gibbs||$50.00|
|Steve & Jill Ann Coan||$50.00|
|Jerald & Elizabeth Park||$25.00|
|Terry and Dana Proffer||$25.00|
|Roddy & Martha Holmes||$20.00|