Thomas Dimitroff set to cycle 100 miles for Cancer Foundation

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff, left, talks with head coach Mike Smith during the morning session on the second day of NFL football minicamp at the team's training complex in Flowery Branch, Ga., Saturday, May 8, 2010. (AP Photo/Paul Abell)

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff, left, talks with head coach Mike Smith during the morning session on the second day of NFL football minicamp at the team's training complex in Flowery Branch, Ga., Saturday, May 8, 2010. (AP Photo/Paul Abell)

Once the season starts, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff, an avid cyclist, has limited opportunities to get out and ride.

He has a stationary bike in his office, but that gets boring around Week 7 or 8 of the season.

So, as sort of his last ride before training camp kicks off next Thursday when the players report, Dimitroff will take off on an 100-mile ride for a good cause on Sunday.

He will take part in an event called “Pedal with a Purpose” to benefit Georgia Cancer Foundation (GCF), that will start and end at Milton High School.

Pedal with a Purpose offers four options for a wide range of cyclists, a six mile family ride, 30-mile ride, 62-mile ride and a 100-mile Dimitroff ride.

GCF provides education, early detection and support for Georgians affected by all types of cancer. There are over 36,000 people in Georgia that are diagnosed with cancer each year and there is an estimated cost of $4.6 billion to treat cancer patients yearly in Georgia.

GCF believes that everyone deserves to be provided with treatment regardless of an inability to access and/or pay for care. All funds raised will go toward providing life-saving screenings for those who are uninsured, unemployed and generally medically underserved living in our community.

For more information regarding Georgia Cancer Foundation and donating to Pedal with a Purpose please visit www.gacancerfoundation.org or www.pedalwithapurpose.org.

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Tim

July 21st, 2010
12:10 pm

Good Luck T!!! Good Cause!

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hiramsaint

July 21st, 2010
2:37 pm

with all rvalry talk put aside i’d like to say thanks to Thomas Dimitroff. good to see people helping out even at this busy time .

Joe Tess Fish House

July 21st, 2010
2:54 pm

HAHAHAHA….Good one Jim.

Hey DOL….Whats the latest with TO coming to the ATL?

BeefATL72

July 21st, 2010
4:24 pm

T.O. is not coming to Atlanta. If you even think it’s remotely a possibility, then you absolutely don’t have even a smidgen of a clue who TD, Smitty, & Blank are & the type of culture that this FO is putting together.

And you can knock Jenkins all you like, but he is one of the best blocking receivers in the league, he has made some very big plays as a Falcon, & even though he has dropped some key passes & is well below average in the TD figures, he gets the average yards that most #2’s get, and most of all he has no off the field issues & isn’t a potential detriment to the team cohesiveness. Add to the fact that Harry is back & we have guys like Meier, Harvey, & Wolfe in the pipeline, we simply don’t have use for a 36 year old mental case who happens to drop just as many balls as Jenkins, isn’t as good of a blocker, & has a penchant for crying, attempting suicide, & destroying QB’s & locker rooms.