The 2008 Sutter North Spinners
Pictured from left to right:
Jettin' Jeremy Fassler - Sutter Health Web Designer - First year riding with the Spinners, three years riding the Tour de Cure.
Way Gone Wai Chong - Sutter Health Production Development - First year with the Spinners but a veteran cyclist and Tour de Cure participant
Redneck Ronda Applegarth - Sutter North Network Engineer - Sutter North Spinners Captain, six years running.
Sizzlin' Sena Minshew - PG&E Telecommunications Project Manager - Veteran Sutter North Spinners team member and a four year participant in the Tour.
Strongman Steve Minshew - Sac County IT Tech - Another veteran Sutter North Spinners team member and four year participant in the Tour.
Jay Walkin' Jennifer DeKeyser - PG&E Design Unit Supervisor - Second year with the Spinners and second year riding the Tour.
Non-Stop Na Her - Sutter Health MS Systems Engineer - First year with the Spinners and first time on the Tour but he'll be back!
Mashin' Mort Anderson - Sutter Health Network Engineer - First year with the Spinners.
I had the opportunity to ride the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure with this incredible bunch of people this year. We rode various mileages for each of our own reasons. Some of us rode in memory of friends or loved ones living with diabetes. Others of us rode for people that have passed away battling the effects of the disease.
With the help of Jeremy and my friend Greg Hickey in Texas, we'd rounded up enough ADA tokens that have been traveling across the country to represent each member of our team. I will return the tokens, along with the stories of riding along with us on this ride, to their trip across the country.
Our collective fund raising efforts netted the American Diabetes Association $5,375 with Wai being our fund raising golden child. His supporters helped him achieve a $2,105 contribution!! Once again, I'm humbled by the heart and soul that my teammates and donors contribute to this event. Thank you all for your hard work!! I'm honored to have shared the same bit of pavement with you!!