Greetings! I’m back for VeloSano 2017 and am very excited to be riding with a team of friends this year! We’re looking to raise $3,000 as a team and got a somewhat late start – please help if you can. I said so two years ago, and it is still true: As a general rule, I don’t ask people to donate to things I deem important. However, with how cancer has affected my family, I’ve made VeloSano an exception.
Please donate to our team!
Click the green “Donate to Team” button on the VeloSano site.
For anyone that doesn’t know what VeloSano is all about, here’s the skinny: VeloSano is a charity event and organization which raises money for cancer research at Cleveland Clinic, of which 100% goes to research activities. This isn’t just a feel-good charity with celebrity gift bags and advertising taken from donations – the money raised by participants (any money YOU donate) ALL goes to cancer research.
So, why I ride this year is, in part, the same as why I didn’t last year. As you may know, my step-father, John, was diagnosed with stage-4 esophageal cancer in April 2015. Our family fought and John battled with everything he had, despite the odds. Mid summer of last year, treatment was taking too much of a toll on John’s body without gain, so we decided to stop the treatment and just live. John passed in his sleep, surrounded by his family and the love of his life, on August 7th, 2016.
For 2017 I’m riding to remember John. I’m riding for friends and family that miss him like I do. I’m riding for my mom, who gave up so much, asked so little, and is still here. The past year has been very hard, especially for her, but we are making it. She’s making a new life in New York, close to my sister and her family – grandkids, hooray! Nothing could have prepared us for the trials we were facing but some relationships were only strengthened and the struggles helped us gain some clarity on life and what’s important. I know John would want me to continue to ride and that’s another part of why I’m continuing.
Thank you so much for reading. Not everyone is in a position to donate money, understandably. If you can give, it will be appreciated and go to a wonderful cause. You can also donate your time by volunteering. Everyone is invited to take part in the event weekend and I would love to see you there!
Heureka’s software team is participating in this year’s VeloSano 2017. Team “Spudded Sprockets” consists of Chris Koehnke, Brad Peck and Cameron Rollheiser. All proceeds from VeloSano are applied to cancer research at Cleveland Clinic.
Many of us or our loved ones have been affected in some way by cancer. Research toward treatment or ultimately the elimination of cancer is the overall goal. Spudded Sprockets hopes to raise $3000 for this cause.
A link to Spudded Sprockets page can be found here
Heureka’s Nate Latessa will be at the FAIR Conference 2016 in Charlotte on Friday Oct 14. FAIR brings together leaders in information and operational risk management together to explore best practices in information management and dealing with operational risk. If you plan to attend or are in the neighborhood contact Nate for a meeting.
Visit the Event Site
Heureka Software’s Dave Ruel will be at the Data Connector Tech-Security Conference in Columbus, Ohio.
Check it out here: http://www.dataconnectors.com/event/columbus-thursday-05-26-2016/
Join Heureka’s software team as we host and present information on Docker. Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications. Consisting of Docker Engine, a portable, lightweight runtime and packaging tool, and Docker Hub, a cloud service for sharing applications and automating workflows, Docker enables apps to be quickly assembled from components and eliminates the friction between development, QA, and production environments. As a result, IT can ship faster and run the same app, unchanged, on laptops, data center VMs, and any cloud.
More info can be found here: http://www.meetup.com/DockerCleveland/
Join CEO Nate Latessa at the Information Security Summit on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Nate’s presentation is centered around data governance and visibility.
Information can be found here