On Friday night and on into Saturday, Team Donald Haack Diamonds cycled in the name of cancer research and survivorship for Charlotte’s 11th annual 24 Hours of Booty. This charity bike race began in the Queen City with the original Booty Loop in Myers Park, but has added rides in three other U.S. markets. Our team, along with about 1,200 other riders circled and sweated through Charlotte’s historic neighborhood, each intent on reaching their riding and fundraising goals. The ride brings together not only the Charlotte cycling community, but also everyone whose lives have been touched by cancer.
Team Captain Russell McKenzie (above, right) rode in memory of his sisters-in-law Becky McKenzie and Claudia McKenzie; his cousin’s husband Scott Wilson; and for other cousins and family members. He also rode in honor of his sister-in-law Tamara Hager; Judy Elkins; Chris Durbin; Susan Sloan; Susie Miller; and other family and friends who still live with cancer or the threat of its return.
Our amazing team this year included McKenzie, Richard Comstock, Brian Couture, Jennifer Elmore, Ghi Gavin, Patrick Heidrich, Daryl Herbert, Dick Kuhn, Andrew Lawler, Jenny Leiser, David Mckenzie, Steve Rendulich, Scott Rhames, Steve Assante and Robbie Fowler.
In addition to our team raising more than $10,000, two of our team members, who are also Donald Haack staff members, designed a 24 Hours of Booty charm. McKenzie and Fowler created this year’s charm design, a sterling silver piece representing the race. Only 75 were produced.
Anyone could purchase this limited addition piece at Donald Haack Diamonds or at the race event for $45 with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Booty. Any charms not sold at the race will be available at the store … while they last!
Another great year for Donald Haack Diamonds and 24 Hours of Booty. We are so proud of our team and the other participants who rode and raised awareness for such a great cause!