Len hits the 500-mile mark as he arrives into Camp Verde, Arizona. Along this stretch from TS 07 to TS 08, he climbed from 5,476 up to 7,033 feet above sea level and then descended to 3,171 feet. These ups and downs at high altitudes will be the terrain over the next two days.
Len dedicates his ride at Camp Verde to 8 year-old Ava of Fairfax, Virginia who endured the ups and downs of chemotherapy and fought her way to remission.
We are thankful to SBA Communications Corporation for their support that helps children like Ava stay connected to their friends as they face their greatest challenges.
Thank you to Jeannie for sharing Ava's story:
"Our daughter Ava was like any normal 2 1/2 year old, an abundance of energy and giggles. On December 9, 2011 she was diagnosed with Pre-B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Ava completed over 2 1/2 years of chemotherapy treatment on March 21, 2014, just before her 5th birthday. Today she is doing very well and is in remission.
While Ava was still in treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, she was only 4 and did not have much interaction with children, as she was always in treatment or at the hospital. We wanted her to be able to enjoy some interaction with children and the learning environment before attending Elementary school. We contacted Hopecam through our clinic’s social worker, and they enrolled her in the program.
She tried to attend school but could only go about a few days a month and then would catch a virus or bad bug because of her non ability to fight off infections like a normal child. But THANKS to Hopecam she was able to attend virtually and still interact with her classmates and the teacher and learn! We cannot thank the Hopecam organization enough for helping Ava attend school while going through treatment. Thank you, Hopecam."
About Camp Verde
Camp Verde is a town in Yavapai County, Arizona with a population of 10,873. Residents and visitors can enjoy outdoor activities such as horseback riding, off-roading, jeep tours, hiking, camping, canoeing, kayaking and fishing. Attractions include Montezuma Castle National Monument, Montezuma Well, the Verde River, Fort Verde Historic State Park, Out of Africa Wildlife Park, Cliff Castle Casino, a bowling alley and several restaurants. Camp Verde also has the world's largest Kokopelli.
SBA Communications Corporation (SBA) is a leading independent owner and operator of wireless communications infrastructure across North, Central and South America. Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, SBA is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol: SBAC.