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Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Two of my heroes in the coaching profession are Holly Warlick, the Associate Head Coach at the University of Tennessee and Nikki Caldwell, the UCLA Head Coach. A few years ago they came up a way to create awareness for breast cancer while raising funds to help find a cure. They jumped on the motorcycles and started driving around the country find corporate sponsors and individual donors (including me). This year I'm excited because the tour roles through Louisiana. Here is a little about their organization from their website along with a link if you'd like to learn more.

Cruisin’ for a Cause is a long-haul motorcycle adventure to raise dollars and awareness for a cure for breast cancer.

Led by Tennessee Lady Vol Associate Head Coach Holly Warlick and UCLA Head Coach Nikki Caldwell, we have raised nearly $100,000 and traveled over 6,000 miles to support the fight against breast cancer as a life threatening disease. We are currently planning for the third annual event – a road trip down the Natchez Trace to New Orleans and back. Click here to see the 2009 map and schedule of events.
Our continuing goals are simple and bold:

Ride thousands of miles.

Raise thousands of dollars to support our grantees.

Recruit tens of thousands of people in person and through the media to join in the fight against breast cancer.

By helping to support efforts such as the University of Tennessee Breast Health Outreach Program, Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund, and The Wellness Community of East Tennessee, Cruisin’ for a Cause is making a difference.

Cruisin’ for a Cause is part of the 501(c)-3 Champions for a Cause.

Got a bike of your own and want to ride with the coaches? Join us for the TaTa Tour, the local kick-off event for Cruisin’ For A Cause. This is a short day ride followed by a great after party where you can meet and hang out with Holly and Nikki and the rest of the Cruisin’ Crew. Click here to see a map. Number of participants is limited so register today!