OT, Any Springfield, Illinois Connections?

trudymomJanuary 10, 2014

I am helping with a group called the Texas 4000--a group of UT students that ride their bicycles from Austin, Texas to Alaska reaching out to cancer patients and collecting funds for cancer research. They will be riding through Springfield, Illinois in June and need a place to spend the night--a church or homes would be great. Any connections?

Thank you!!

Trudy

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Olychick

Could you check with the University of Illinois there to see if they might accommodate them? Or one of the private colleges? I know there is a Benedictine University there.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 1:18PM
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pkramer60

Trudy, I am in Chicago, but don't know a soul in our capitol. You might try the Springfield Chamber of Commerce or the American Cancer Society office in Springfield for help.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 5:56PM
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trudymom

olychick and pkramer, great ideas! Thank you!!

pkramer, 2 days after Springfield, they are in Chicago--any suggestions there?

Thank you!!

Trudy

    Bookmark   January 15, 2014 at 9:37AM
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pkramer60

Trudy, send me info, dates, how many and I will brain storm some ideas. I am guessing they will need dinner and breakfast the next morning.

Peppi

    Bookmark   January 16, 2014 at 8:38PM
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trudymom

Peppi, Wow, thank you!!--They ride in early evening of June 22 and leave around 7 am June 24--it is one of their "rest" days where they visit cancer hospitals. There are 29 riders on this "Ozarks" route. I will find out if they have other contacts in Chicago. They will be riding from Champaign where I will be hosting them. Their website is Texas4000.org if you would like to see what they do. I will get back to you! Should we further communicate by email?

Thank you!!

Trudy

    Bookmark   January 17, 2014 at 6:34AM
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pkramer60

Email sounds good to me. Check if they already have accommodations in Chicago. If not, I will see what I can scare up.

Peppi

    Bookmark   January 17, 2014 at 9:26AM
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trudymom

Peppi,

My email is trudy_atkins@yahoo.com. I just emailed the Texas 4000 rider to see how the Chicago route is going. If you want to email me, I will email you back his answer.

Thank you!!

Trudy

    Bookmark   January 17, 2014 at 9:48AM
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trudymom

Peppi, I spoke to the Texas 4000 rider. They do not have accommodations yet. Could you please email me at trudy_atkins@yahoo.com and I will fill you in.

Thank you!

Trudy

    Bookmark   January 18, 2014 at 9:40AM
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pkramer60

Email sent to you!

    Bookmark   January 19, 2014 at 1:03PM
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