We have arrived!

Turning onto Notre Dame Avenue to ride to the Dome

Riding down Notre Dame Avenue with the Dome already in sight!

We are so glad to be back! It’s hard to describe the feeling we had as we were riding down Notre Dame Avenue and were greeted and welcomed so warmly by everyone at the Main Circle and at the Dome. We’ve never felt as much support from the Notre Dame family as we did yesterday. Surrounded by Notre Dame students, staff, faculty, cheerleaders, athletes, and the Band, being in the company of President Jenkins and Coach Kelly, and having Coach Parseghian and Cindy Parseghian at our side, we were at once overwhelmed by the reception we received and empowered by the very strong spirit that brings with it hope for overcoming Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) disease. When we began this bike ride a month ago, it was with the intention of bringing more hope to the children and families who are fighting this devastating disease.

We wish to thank everyone who came to welcome us at the arrival event – it was such a pleasure and so heartwarming to see all of you there! We really appreciate your support. We thank everyone who followed the blog and left us comments to cheer us on. We wish to thank everyone on the D2D committee for all of their hard work for the ride, the club stops, and the arrival event. We are very grateful to the Notre Dame alumni club members and all the kind and generous people we met along the route who reached out to us, welcomed us into their homes, lifted our spirits, and reenergized us. We are very grateful to Cindy and Mike Parseghian for giving us such a memorable send-off in Tucson, and to Cindy and Coach Parseghian for being here to greet us at our arrival event. We are also very grateful to our family for all of their loving support. Alumni and friends, Renate and I sincerely appreciate all of your support and encouragement throughout the ride as we together seek to find a cure for NPC. With all of your help and good wishes, this has been a truly remarkable adventure, and we are so lucky to have been a part of it.

2 Comments so far

  1.    Tina on August 26th, 2010

    Hi Greg and Renate,

    Congratulations on this amazing accomplishment!


  2.    John Casko on August 26th, 2010

    Congrats! What a great inspiration your journey has been. A club member forwarded the recap video and I have never been so proud to be part of the Notre Dame community. I was especially moved at the very end when Coach Parseghian said “we will beat this”. I have no doubt. You will beat this. Congrats again and enjoy your Fall back at home!