Spin Cycle: Helping TJ Martell Raise $10,000
June 13, 2016 at 10:12 AM (PT)
You’re probably familiar with the TJ MARTELL FOUNDATION and its efforts to fund medical research for diseases such as leukemia, cancer and AIDS. For years, the music industry has partnered with MARTELL for numerous money-raising events. Here’s another one that, while not music industry-centric, still warrants attention, in addition to being near and dear to the heart of ALL ACCESS NASHVILLE Editor RJ CURTIS.
A cycling acquaintance of CURTIS’, JOHNNY BURRELL, is closing in on a feat that can only be described as superhuman – and bat-sh#@ crazy. Since TUESDAY, MAY 24th, BURRELL has been riding at least 150 miles a day in the NASHVILLE area, on his way to 3,250 miles in just 21 days, during his “ULTRA CYCLING CHALLENGE FOR A CURE.”
The cause is a personal one for BURRELL, whose day job is serving as a Craniosacral therapist in NASHVILLE. He has helped thousands of people overcome crippling emotional, physical, and spiritual challenges. BURRELL has also faced his own challenges, including chronic respiratory infections and and the loss of his second wife, fiddle player RUTH MCGINNIS, to ovarian cancer six years ago. To cope, he turned to cycling. As BURRELL’s ride reaches its conclusion, he’s just shy of a $10,000 fundraising goal for TJ MARTELL. Please at least check out his donation page, and if you can, help his Herculean effort in any way possible. More info here.