Team Survivor Newsletter June 2021

Take a minute and watch this video. We’ll be riding on many of these roads!

Go time! In a few days we’ll all be on our way to Moab to participate in Team Survivor’s The Big Nasty event. It’s been a crazy few years. In 2020 our signature ride in Lake Tahoe was cancelled so we all set our sights on 2021. Unfortunately the 2021 Tahoe event was also cancelled earlier this year so, like every activity during COVID, we switched gears and created an event in Moab. It’s been a challenging few years but thanks to each of you who have rallied around Moab and who continue to raise life saving donations for blood cancer research, treatment and cures. Now it’s time to celebrate in Moab – let’s celebrate our fundraising achievement and have a great time together this weekend! Please travel safe and we look forward to seeing you soon in Moab! Thanks for signing up with Team Survivor to Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Moab Celebration

Here’s a reminder of the scheduled events this weekend! (pictured here is Castleton Tower that we will pedal right by)

  • Friday, June 4th, 2:00 pm, Shakedown Ride, Fairfield Inn – join us on Friday afternoon for a quick ride to make sure your bike is ready to go for The Big Nasty. We’ll get back in plenty of time to get ready for dinner and awards.
  • Friday, June 4th, 5:00 pm, Dinner & Awards, Pasta Jay’s – don’t miss this chance to hang out, celebrate with the team and enjoy some great pre-ride Italian food! I’ll also be giving out the annual Team Survivor awards.
  • Saturday June 5th, 5:45 am – meet in the Fairfield parking lot for group picture and final instructions
  • Saturday, June 5th, 6:00 am – The Big Nasty ride begins


Print out or download to your GPS


Please help us stock the SAG-mobiles by bringing along a snack to share. Remember, we’ll have 26 riders so plan your food donation accordingly. You can drop off your contribution Friday with Eve Widner. Eve is dividing up the supplies into bins for each vehicle. Thanks again Eve! The SAG spreadsheet and map are below. Remember to save cell numbers for each in case you have a mechanical issue or emergency. Thanks again to Kevin, Rudy, Susanne and Karon!

SAG spreadsheet link –



Let’s finish what we started! The final week before the event is a great time to ask for donations. As of June 1st we have raised $127,612 but we can do more! Here’s a sample social post/email to send to your contact list. Add your own comments about the cause and your training to make it personal.

Dear______, I have been training hard and working toward the goal of completing a 100 mile bike ride in Moab, UT! When I began my training, I made a goal to raise $XX,XXX to help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) find a cure for blood cancers. So far with the help of my amazing friends and family, I have raised $X,XXX!! My fundraising deadline is Saturday, June 5th and I have $X,XXX to go! If you can help with any donation, it would mean the world to me and countless others who will benefit from the services funded by LLS. Your donation is POWERFUL. Did you know that $50 helps fund educational booklets for healthcare providers and their patients, $100 helps fund the training of Patti Robinson Kaufmann First Connection Program volunteers, who provide peer support to patients and their families around the country, $200 helps fund general lab supplies for one week, $1,000 helps support the training of a research fellow funded by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for one week. All you have to do is visit my website below and click the link to donate: PUT YOUR LINK HERE I have 4 days to hit my goal! Thank you in advance for helping me to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families. Please seize this moment and spread the word about this incredible cause!

  • $23,996 – Rance McDougald
  • $13,781 – Mary Salsich
  • $12,941 – John Reumann
  • $6,815 – Randy Hunt
  • $5,034 – Laura Tomlinson
  • $4,957 – Becky Parnell
  • $4,708 – Meli Reumann
  • $3,864 – James DeGregori
  • $3,639 – Khem Suthiwan
  • $3,280 – Katey Morris

May Rides

The Squaw Squealing

The Lookout Levitation

The Elephant Enchantment

The Evergreen Exacerbation

The City View Capitulation

See you all in Moab!

John Reumann

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