YONG LEE

Hometown
Philadelphia, PA
College
Graduated Rutgers University (2007) and Rowan University (2009)
Bike
Amber (Trek 520)
States Riding
VA
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About Yong Lee

Before I start rambling on, I do want to say yes, that is my ridiculous tanline I got last year on my trip on the nothern tier 2012 trip. With that said, last year I had the great privilege to ride with this wonderful organization on the northern tier route. Not only did I have the most amazing time of my life exploring 15 states at the speed of a bicycle, but I was also able to raise money for MS, meet various individuals with MS, participate in service projects for individuals with MS, and raise awareness for MS all across the United States (literally across the US). It would have been opportunity to ride across the US with Bike the US for MS again. Unfortunately, society and my bank account would tell me that it is frowned upon for me to quit my job twice to go on this epic journey two years in a row. Therefore, I decided to do a much shorter tour that will allow me to not only keep my job and do something I love (explore the world on a bicycle), but also contribute to fight against MS.

So originally, I was only going to do a self contained ride (you can check that out in the self contain section, obviously) around the Hawaiian island to get my bike touring fix. I thought to myself that is not enough time away from reality with my head. But then I checked how many vacation hours I had left to see if I can prolong my excursion. Long behold, I had 5 vacation days left after my Hawaiian excurision. Since all of my notier 2012 family were already riding at least the VA leg of transam, I thought to myself, "why not not?" (A motto I learn to appreciate on last year's trip). Therefore, I decided to use those remaining 5 vacation days to ride from Yorktown, VA to Blacksburg, VA to prolong my fight against MS. This also gives me an extra week to touch up on my tanlines because apparently wearing long pants in the winter is not a good way of maintaining this "battle wound" against the war on MS.   

You have the opportunity to have helping other’s as part of your identity. So please be part of the fight against this devastating illness and help those who are just as fortunate as we are but with an extra hurdle to jump over every day of their life. The more awareness we can raise, the greater the likelihood people will make the conscious effort to provide a change. So if you can make any donations at all, no matter how big or small, it will be greatly appreciated. You will be making a huge difference, not only in the lives of those with MS, but also in yours and eventually the general population. Have a great day and take care!

Yong Lee's Fundraising

TRANSAM 2013 TEAM TOTAL: $96531

ALL 2013 TEAMS TOTAL: $216589

PERSONAL GOAL: $360
RAISED: $360
Marvin Garcia $100.00
Brian Chappell $50.00
Claire M Verrico $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
Anonymous $25.00
Cynthia Shum $20.00
Anonymous $20.00
Tara Schlachterman $15.00
Anonymous $10.00
Mark Mathers $10.00
Anonymous $5.00
Anonymous $5.00