Team DMS, an 8-rider squad made up of riders from Digital Media Solutions, has topped the field in their category, finishing in 5 days, 20 hours and 6 minutes at an average speed of 21.91 mph. The riders, Kyle Wood, Joe Marinucci, Joseph Lebaron, Andrew Kalley (who recently recovered from colon cancer), Luke Tuddenham, David Bentley, Dave Nottoli and Fernando Borghese.
Borghese has only been riding for eight months, “And now I’ve been across the country.” Asked how he was talked into doing RAAM he pointed at Lebaron and said, “The guy right here. Joe had done RAAM twice before and said he wanted to do it a third time. We did a training camp in South Carolina last fall. It was my first time clipping in; I had a great three days of riding and found a new sport I love to do. I may take a week off my bike, but yeah, I still love it.”
Lebaron called their race, “The best yet,” and added, “Unbelievable. And great families behind the team that got us all here—great support all the way around. That’s what it takes to finish RAAM. It’s a team effort.” RAAM emcee George Thomas asked how his wife standing nearby reacted to him doing yet another RAAM he answered tongue in cheek, “Ecstatic. She just couldn’t believe it. She couldn’t wait for me to get out here on the road!” Thomas asked, “So we’ll see you next year?” to which Lebaron answered, “We’ll see about that. You talk to my wife. She’s right there.”
Team DMS is proud to support St. Jude Children’s Hospital in our RAAM fundraising efforts. Digital Media Solutions CEO, Joe Marinucci, has been a longtime supporter of St. Jude Children’s Hospital and has been recognized as a “St. Jude Hero” in his fundraising efforts. The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Because the majority of St. Jude funding comes from people like you, St. Jude has the freedom to focus on what matters most – saving kids regardless of their financial situation. (That means your donation, no matter what the size, will help!) St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90% by 2020.