Bike for Bo

The organizers of the Peninsula Century Ride announce the Go Bo Foundation is the official charity partner of the Peninsula Century.

Last August, 13 year-old Bo began his long journey home. His doctors at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee told him there was nothing more they could do for him, that he would die from the acute myeloid leukemia that ravaged his body.

In his year of debilitating treatment, hundreds of people reached out to him. In an interview with the Peninsula Pulse, he talked of wanting to beat his cancer if only to pay that kindness forward.

“I would just like to go to the hospital, even to [Scandia Village] just to help,” he said. “Or take a spare $25 that would help a family up at the HOT [Hematology, Oncology, and Transplant] unit. Donate food to the nurses. Just to help anyone I could in that kind of way.”

The Go Bo Foundation now works to do just that, and its mission statement reads:

The GO BO Foundation brings hope to children with life-threatening medical conditions by funding research, supporting treatment, and helping their families during times of financial need.

Support the Go Bo Foundation by raising $250 for the fund in this year’s Peninsula Century. When you do, you’ll get a free registration to the ride. To obtain a pledge sheet contact Mary Knutson at [email protected]. Carry on Bo’s message and Bike for Bo.