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Four men, Halsey Beshears, Jamey Thompson, Austin Hofmeister, and Brady Irwin are gearing up for "Race Across America" in June, 2012. Race Across America is a 3,000 mile bike race from California to Maryland and is one the longest running endurance sports events in the world. Together, these men comprise Team Hang Tough Hayley Hart, otherwise known as Team HTHH, and are participating to spread the word about children's cancer while raising funds to find a cure.
For a number of years, Team HTHH has participated in bike races in honor of 6-year old, Haley Hart a little girl currently in remission after being diagnosed with leukemia in August 2009. "For me personally, knowing that this disease has touched my dearest friend's child makes this all that much more personal," notes team member Halsey Beshears. "Childrens' courage and honesty in the face of cancer reduces me to shambles. Pedaling a bike thousands of miles isn't anything compared to what the kids go through." Since their founding, Team HTHH has raised nearly $20,000 in support of the Hart family. Their biggest success so far? "Race Across the West" in June 2010 at which Team HTHH not only came in first, but broke the previous race record by 4.5 hours!
As part of Race Across America, the team not only hopes to win the race, but also raise $25,000 by hosting numerous fundraising events in their hometown of Tallahassee, Florida. Haley's mom, Michelle, had nothing but praise when asked about Team HTHH. "I could not be more proud of what these four amazing men are doing for my daughter and all the other children that are fighting the toughest battles of their life. Their mission to raise awareness for children's cancer and funds to benefit CureSearch for Children's Cancer while racing their bikes across the USA means more to Hayley and our family than they will ever know."
To learn more about Team HTHH, check out their Team CureSearch page or the team's website.
To participate in an endurance event benefiting CureSearch, visit TeamCureSearch.org.
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