• Created in honor of Eric McLean, the Leukemia Ironman Fundraiser for Eric (L.I.F.E.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to cancer survivorship by providing assistance to cancer patients in need, scholarship programs, and donating to cancer research laboratories. We will help draw awareness and contribute towards finding more effective treatments, and one day, a cure.

Happy New Year from L.I.F.E.

From Eric's family to yours, we want to wish you a very healthy and happy 2013.  Thank you to everyone who has been there for us over the years.  So many people, friends, and family members have been absolutely wonderful, and hope this coming year brings lots of fun new memories!

Winter Cycling Relay Challenge to fundraise for L.I.F.E.

This weekend SBR Coaching based out of Verona, WI is organizing the Winter Cycling Relay Challenge (WCRC). It is a 24 hour cycling race in which 12 teams of between 4 and 24 riders each are competing to see how far they can ride their bikes at SBR Coaching's CompuTrainer MultiRider facility.  Proceeds are being donated to L.I.F.E.  Registration for this event ended on November 6th, but spectators are welcome to attend and support the riders.  Every four hours of the event the course will change, starting with 4 hours of flat course riding and alternating with 4 hours of hilly course riding.  Thank you SBC Coaching and the riders for all of your support!


Charity of the month for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Book Store

Bailey, a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduate of Two Rivers High School, has chosen L.I.F.E. as the charity of the month for the University Book Store. They will donate $1 for every sale of Bailey's favorite item to the organization. Thank you very much Bailey, this is incredibly thoughtful. Keep on keepin' on!


  • The reason that these years have been the best is that I think that I might have had a somewhat positive impact on your lives and perhaps your understanding of what cancer is and what it can do, to both those of us that it has personally attacked and those of us who know someone who is going through it. -Eric McLean
  • I just want children to be left with a better life than what I was left with," he said. "I want them to experience the feeling I had in my life when I realized that I really mattered.
    ~ Larry Hisle
  • Realistically, I have two more Olympic cycles in me. I'm not going to let this beat me.  I've gained a lot of strength from you guys, if Eric can fight 5 times over I can overcome this one year of setbacks.
    ~ Chris Solinsky
  • Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that man is here for the sake of other men. ~ Albert Einstein
  • Never, never, never give up.
    ~ Winston Churchill
  • I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me! ~ Dr. Seuss
  • Once you choose hope, anything's possible.
    ~ Christopher Reeve
  • If you're going through hell, keep going.
    ~ Winston Churchill