Fundraising is an important part of Sub5. We pick a charity to support each program and raise funds. Last year for El Tour De Tucson we supported the Leukemia Society of America's Team In Training Program. Below are links to participants on the Viva Las Vegas program that we helped with Sub5 donations.


See everyone! I actually do ride! This was taken as I rode 'Bike the Bay' here in San Diego with Alyson Pressley. 25 miles of flat land - my favorite! My longest ride to date has been 75 miles - only 25 more miles to go! I've got just a little over a month to go!


Once again, I am participating in an endurance event as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training with more meaning, doing all that I can to make sure I cross that finish line. All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, myeloma and other blood cancers from taking more lives. I am completing this event in honor of Brod Caloi Calub, the little boy named Coycoy, my honored teammate Austin Gatus and all individuals who are battling blood cancers everyday of their lives. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - A CURE!

Maria Elena

When leukemia has a face,

it changes the way you relate to it,

when the face is related to you

it is life changing.

We need to find a cure.


From the frosty alpine heights of Lake Tahoe to the stark beauty of the Las Vegas desert, I will continue to ride my bike until we have a cure for blood cancer. Please support my efforts as I train to conquer the 103 miles of Viva Bike Vegas. The challenge of Red Rock Canyon is nothing compared to a patient’s journey with cancer.

I am riding again for my teammate’s sister who was diagnosed with leukemia in May and is currently undergoing treatment…

for Austin, who at 14 years old is a five year survivor of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)…

for Jesse, who was diagnosed at the age of four with ALL and is a nine year survivor…