Lawyers face gruelling pedal for charity

| 18/05/2011

(CNS): A group of amateur cyclists from Walkers' Cayman Islands office are in training for a 100-mile endurance charity bike ride around Lake Tahoe to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This will be the third year running that some members of 'Team Walkers’ have taken on the charity challenge. So far the team has raised over US$100,000 in the battle to defeat leukemia and blood cancers. This year's ride takes place on Sunday June 5. The team is more than half way to their sponsor ship goal of $40,000 but is looking for public support to help them reach it before the race.

Team captain Nancy Lewis (Chief Executive Officer) and Mark Lewis (Walkers' Managing Partner) are preparing for their third ride. Wade Tamasa returns for his second appearance and three new team members – Pete Slocock (IT Group), Laren Gillespie (Management Services) and Jonathan Tonge (Managing Partner) all join the team for their first ride.

"We would like to thank everyone in the community that have already supported us financially or encouraged the team in other ways. It is truly appreciated," said Nancy Lewis, Chief Executive Officer of Walkers Management Services.

"As we get older we find that cancer in all its forms seems to spread its insidious tentacles and touch people we love. The six of us are all riding in memory of, or in support of different people and our mission is to raise funds through this ride to help eradicate this disease, or at least help bring better treatment. Anyone in the Cayman Islands unfortunate enough to require treatment for blood cancer will more than likely need to travel to the US so we believe the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is an important charity for those of us living in Cayman to support."

Team members have been riding over 100 miles each week as they prep for the challenge. Conditions at Lake Tahoe will be very different to the high temperatures, humidity and wind that 'Team Walkers' is currently dealing with in Cayman. In Tahoe, 'Team Walkers' will face the challenge of riding at altitudes of approximately 6,300 feet above sea level. Numerous and demanding switchbacks and mountain climbs add over 2,800 feet of vertical elevation gain, and riding conditions, at least in the early hours following the 6am start, will be near freezing point. More than 3,000 riders will take part in this year’s Lake Tahoe ride, hoping to eclipse the near to US$ 9 million total sponsorship raised for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in 2009.

To support 'Team Walkers' and donate to this worthy cause, either access the link on the 'Professionals' page of the Walkers website or visit the Walkers 'Team in Training' webpage Those interested in obtaining more information on 'Team Walkers' and sponsorship opportunities for the Lake Tahoe ride should contact Mark Lewis at Walkers on 345 914 4223 (


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