It’s Cool to Care About: Bikes for Brains

Alli here, assholes.

Here at RASCAL, it’s our duty to provide thoughtful prose, exciting (often nostalgia-filled) photography, art, design, music and whatever the hell else our friends are good at making, but every once and a while, we find it it’s important to take a peek at matters close to the heart. When it comes down to it, we’re snarky jerks who happen to love a lot of people- for me, older-sister- figure and awesome chick Courtney Webster is one of them.

Courtney is currently biking 1,853.5 miles across the country (that’s about 60 miles a day!) to raise money for the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center. She and I are both diehard Carolina Tar Heel fans, but this cause is way more personal than a longstanding basketball rivalry.

In 2007, Courtney’s dad died of glioblastoma multiforme tumor in the frontal lobe of his brain. Up until that point, he was undergoing intensive treatments, surgeries and drug trials at the hands of trusty Duke doctors. The care he received was outstanding and this bike adventure is Courtney’s way of saying “thank you” from the Webster family and community of  Chathamites that loved her pops very much.

Courtney, along with her bike-enthusiastic cousin, are asking for sponsorship mile-for-mile as team Bikes for Brains, and they need your support.

If you’re into bike culture, have lost a loved one to a tumor-related illness or just feel like giving a few bucks to a good cause, you can donate here. 100% of the proceeds go to the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center.  Also, take a peak at some of her photos from the trip on the Bike for Brains blog, where you’ll see awesome landmarks and photos of good beer in my friend’s face.

From everyone in the RASCAL family, good luck Court. Keep kicking ass.


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