They’re riding for the research.
Edward Jones Financial Advisors Alan Fender and David Ahmad will participate in the Tour de Ted — Ride the Wire, a multi-state bike tour that will raise funds for cancer research.
Fender noted that Ted Jones, the second managing partner for Edward Jones, passed away after a battle with cancer. Fender noted that Jones was very charity-minded throughout his career and that one of his causes was a St. Louis organization called Pedal for the Cause.
Ahmad noted that the ride itself is a 13-day tour, starting in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Sept. 23. The tour finishes in St. Louis with a few stops along the way.
“I’m going to do a couple days in Kansas and Alan’s going to do a couple days in Missouri,” explained Ahmad.
Ahmad said he is an active cyclist, logging between 150 to 175 miles each week. He said his two days on the tour will include 50-mile treks each day, which he said he could handle.
Both Ahmad and Fender have family members that have had to deal with cancer. Each of them have also had clients that they worked with at Edward Jones who themselves have had cancer or have had friends or family who’ve experienced cancer.
“It’s important for us because of the people we know and the people we work with,” Ahmad said, noting that many other Edward Jones firms have people participating in the Tour de Ted.
Fender said that, when Edward Jones first started, one of their first offices was in Pueblo, Colo. At that time, there was communication made between Pueblo, Colo., and St. Louis by telegraph wire, said Fender. The ride will include a stop in Pueblo, Colo., and 12 other stops on its way to St. Louis in tribute to that first communication route via telegraph wire.
To learn more about the Tour De Ted, visit www.tourdeted.com.
They’re riding for the research.
- CNHI/SE Iowa
Kebabs: Health kick on a stick
Grilling is a simple way to feed your family well this summer. Start with a lean meat and a healthful marinade and then allow the grill to strip away additional fat for a heart-healthy and waist-friendly final result. Plus, grilling caramelizes the natural sugars in foods, which adds flavor without additional calories and fat.
Boy Scouts: Yes to gay youths, no to adults
The Boy Scouts of America on Thursday ended its ban on openly gay youths but maintained a prohibition on gay adult leaders, a decision framed as a compromise but one that could lead to litigation and thousands of defections from one of America's largest youth organizations.
Rain for Memorial Day weekend, but not a washout
Forecasters say this weekend will see good chances of rain, but they don't expect a complete washout since the highest chance of storms is in the overnight and early morning hours.
Expert: Schools need shelters
Ninety-four percent of Oklahoma schools do not have tornado shelters, according to Gov. Mary Fallin, even though at least one weather expert says they should be standard. With two Moore schools destroyed in Monday’s EF-5 tornado — and ...
Twitter introduces website security tool after AP account hacked
Twitter is adding a new security tool to its website, making it harder for outsiders to gain access to accounts, a month after a false posting triggered a stock-market decline.
Siblings withstand storm in fridge
Brother and sister co-owners of a Chinese takeout restaurant huddled inside a refrigerator to survive Monday’s deadly tornado that claimed 24 lives.
- Pursuit that began in Marion County ends in Wayne County CORYDON — A pursuit that began in Marion County Tuesday evening ended in Wayne County Tuesday night. The two-hour, high speed chase that went through several counties, with an alleged short stint in Missouri as well, involved several agencies with a
Mom delivered baby as tornado struck
Shayla Taylor was so far along in labor that her nurses at Moore Medical Center decided not to move her when Monday's tornado hit. They waited out the storm in an operating room, where the wall disappeared as the tornado hit the building.
Stabbing trial pushed back
OTTUMWA -- The trial of an Ottumwa man accused of stabbing another man to death has been pushed back. Twenty-year-old Brandon Seim was charged in November 2011, when he was 18, with the stabbing death of Andy Madren, 34. When officers arrived at the
Offering a few helping hands
Two area women formed a business around the idea that people who have lost loved ones may need assistance in getting estates squared away.
- More CNHI/SE Iowa Headlines
- Kebabs: Health kick on a stick