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    Help Tim @ Switchback Cyclery. Please read.

    Local Cyclist and Bike Shop Owner Diagnosed with Testicular Cancer
    Donate to the Get Well Tim Fund

    While it may be easy to crack jokes about his likeness to Lance, Tim Panttaja, who along with his wife Sherry, owns Switchback Cyclery in Orange, has found himself in a situation that is no laughing matter. On May 29th the Switchback family was devastated with terrible news that Tim had Testicular Cancer. A few days later he underwent emergency surgery, and since then has received wonderful results that he appears to be cancer-free. However, he and his family still have a long, uphill road ahead of them as they face the strain his radiation treatment will put on them, as well as the shop. Although Switchback Cyclery has flourished in the six years it has been open, weíre all aware of the extra effort it takes to keep a small, family owned business afloat. To make matters worse, they were shocked to learn that their health insurance will not cover any of Timís treatment, leaving them in an extremely difficult financial situation.
    Tim and Sherry are an inseparable team who give 110% every single day to cater to the entire cycling community. Whether itís working until ten oí clock at night to finish building a mountain bikerís new dream ride, spending countless hours fine-tuning customersí race bikes, or playing with the kids who ride out on their first two-wheelers, Tim devotes his life to creating a shop that embodies both professionalism and performance in an atmosphere that is super friendly and fun. Give back to the people who have given so much to the cycling community by donating money to the Get Well Tim Fund. Doing so will not only show your support for a great family, but for keeping the local cycling community thriving and well.

    Checks or Money Orders should be made out to Tim Panttaja and mailed to:

    Switchback Cyclery
    3436 E. Chapman Ave.
    Orange, Ca 92869

    If you wish to donate by credit card or through a PayPal account on the Internet go to:
    www.paypal.com, click on Send Money, and send to the email address Get_Well_Tim_Fund@hotmail.com

    If you have any questions email Get_Well_Tim_Fund@hotmail.com, or call 714-628-3913

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    little update....

    We're in the process of planning a few events for the month of August. Tim should be done with his radiation treatments by then, and hopefully able to participate. I'll post details as they develop.

    Thanks to all who have viewed this and contributed. It is greatly appreciated.



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    Does the shop have a website at all? Maybe just having some of us direct our business to his store could help them out.

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    uncle google directed me:

    http://www.switchbackcycle.com/

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    Great local mom & pop shop. They really know how to treat their customers.

    Santa Cruz, Gary Fisher, KHS, Felt, Lemond.

    Check them out.


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