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CEDIA Members Biked to EXPO to Fight Cancer

Ken Smith, along with other industry colleagues, rode to CEDIA EXPO 2006 to raise money for the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

Denver, CO–It began last year as an idea by Ken Smith to raise funds for cancer research. An experienced cyclist, he biked the 1,204 miles from Falmouth, Maine, to CEDIA EXPO in Indianapolis to raise in excess of $21,000 for Lance Armstrong Foundation.

This year, Smith, who is co-owner of Falmouth’s Custom Electronics and CEDIA vice president, has gone even further, riding 2,200 miles from Falmouth to Denver. His goal is to raise $1 million in donations and sponsorships by October 1, 2006.

In addition to his own inspiring journey with colleague Jon Inman, a second team of cyclists from Seattle made their own harrowing trek through the mountains to Denver to support the fundraising effort. Led by Audiovisions president Mark Hoffenberg, the Sonance and Best Buy-sponsored team also included Thurlow Rogers, Bob Walpert, Bob Schuppe, and Paul Self.

Smith and his supporters encourage all to continue donating via the website