Morning Free Association: The Cunninghams’ Charity Ride

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Nearly two years ago, Craig Cunningham’s career — and almost his life — ended on the ice of the Arizona Coyotes AHL affiliate in Tucson, Arizona when he experienced sudden cardiac arrest in pregame warmups. This summer, his younger brother Ryan is riding his bike from British Columbia to Arizona to raise funds for Craig’s foundation.

The ride hasn’t been easy, especially a stretch through Idaho that impeded his ability to have fully functioning tires, but Ryan Cunningham believes that fundraising sometimes involves personal sacrifice to get the message out about the importance of this charity. Craig’s foundation, co-founded by his doctor, Zain Khalpey, is hoping to create an app that will track cardiac info from a band worn on the users wrist to prevent these sudden episodes before they occur. So far, Ryan Cunningham has raised nearly half of his goal of $50,000.

Craig is also supporting his brother in his ride, he and their mother are meeting up with him for the ride in Utah this week. Ryan’s fiancée has been driving behind him on his trek from Castlegar, British Colombia down through his current location in Utah.

He is due to finish his ride and arrive in Arizona on Saturday.

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Hey Pals!
Late to the show. I was lumberjacking !!!l
Oh, i’m a lumberjack and i’m okay!
Single game tonight, then off to Maine for some relaxation.
Cabin on a lake, the whole nine yards. Can’t wait!!!

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GOOD MORNING. I went to work at 8:30am. I haven’t been in an office this early in over a year.

The London Bear
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Morning. 8.30 start? Think I’ve done that once in my career!

Hope you’re well. From your tweets it looks like you’re plenty busy at the moment!

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Satan 81's Sister

Wishing Craig nothing but continued good health. Good on Ryan for being an awesome brother.

Update from HabsLand: So Bergevin, Claude, et al, will now being participating in Patches golf tournament. Their story is they weren’t invited in the first place. You keep doing you Habs!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Also, I wish my boss wouldn’t send an email to a client saying something is all set when it’s not all set because the person I need to make it all set is out till next Wednesday!
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The London Bear
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Obviously some great team spirit going on in Montreal!

One of my darts teammates has converted his garage into a bar/games room, and has invited us all over to sample it tomorrow. Habs could learn something from the Ordinary Punters!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

“Yes, yes, yes we deux
we drink spirits
how about you!”

–Why hockey doesn’t employ cheerleaders

The London Bear
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I was out all day on Monday and missed, at the time, your lengthy Star Trek themed post. I had actually been thinking about that very episode on the day, as I saw a brain-teaser on the train with three people accusing each other of lying and you had to work out which one was telling the truth. That was how they beat Norman, if I recall!

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I was bummed that I couldn’t find a gif of the robots seizing up.
I really did enjoy that episode.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

What time tomorrow is this gathering? I’ll leave work early!

The London Bear
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You better leave now! When I said “us all” I didn’t mean “we B2Bers”. Should’ve been more clear there!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Hope your teammate has a big garage!