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    In Memory: Lawrence Viariseo, Canary Challenge Rider and Cancer Early Detection Advocate

    January 29, 2013

    LawrenceLawrence Viariseo survived a fall off of a tall cliff, and fought a brave battle with cancer before his passing in late January. He raised funds for the Canary Challenge in 2012.  His service is being held February 9, 2013 in Palo Alto, California.

    Mr. Viariseo asked for friends or family members to donate to the Canary Challenge in lieu of flowers.

    His niece Megan Cox describes him this way, “As you may remember, my uncle was a paraplegic who had beat stage 4 bladder cancer once before.  The doctors at Stanford he felt had saved his life. It meant the world to him to be entering into the challenge in 2012 to give back to those doctors.”

    CLICK HERE to make a donation to honor his memory. Please write a personal note if you would like.

    Here is a lovely article that ran last year regarding his story, and his commitment to the Canary Challenge.

    Lawrence Viariseo Rides the Canary Challenge

    September 13, 2012

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLWIyTEYYWc

    Lawrence Viariseo has survived falling off a 100-foot cliff and breaking his back, paralysis from the waist down and bladder cancer. At 53, the Palo Alto native is voluntarily embarking on another challenge — a 100-mile bike trip to raise money for cancer research.

    Viariseo biked in the Canary Challenge, a fundraiser for the Stanford Cancer Institute. The ride will goes from Palo Alto to Skyline Boulevard, through Pescadero and San Gregorio, onto state Route 1 and back down to Palo Alto.

    In this video, he talks about his commitment to the Canary Foundation, and encourages other riders to get involved, help fundraise, and ride in the race.

    To learn more about the Canary Challenge, visit www.canarychallenge.com. To read more about Lawrence riding the Canary Challenge, read “A measure of his heart,” an article published by Palo Alto Online.

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