My name is Andre Louis. I am a French and American retired Social Worker.  I am married to Susan for over 47 years. We had 3 children and  several grand children. I have been an avid bicycle rider for many years. (longer than most people around me). When my youngest daughter Michele survived Leukemia, I celebrated her 5 th year cancer free by doing a 3200 miles, coast to coast, ride from San Francisco to NYC.  The ride raised money for a charitable cause and turned into an amazing adventure for all of us.  Last year Michele passed away and I  started this blog to illustrate my preparation to a new journey:  A bike ride called “Wheels of Love” that I did with my  friend Jimmy Focazio.  WOL is an annual fundraising  event benefitting  ALYN Children Hospital in Jerusalem, Israel.  This bicycle ride was a 500 Km  challenge  last October over a 5 day period.  We had an amazing time doing it and we were proud to have raised close to 15000 dollars with the generous help of our family and friends

Now a new adventure has started.  The Louis family and our friends have joined forces to create a Perpetual Endowment Fund that will finance, year after year, sending a child whose life has been touched by cancer to the YMCA Frost Valley camp.

(click the link below to see the Michele Louis-Simelane Endowment Fund page)