I just received this message, and some of you may have, from Matt at Nica. I’d no idea. Please keep positive thoughts and support going in Vanessa’s direction.
Coach Paul

Austin and I were compelled to write the NorCal Team Directors, as well as our inner circle of supporters.
As some of you know, a very dear friend and coworker is in the middle of an all out fight for her life. Vanessa Hauswald was diagnosed with colon cancer in February and since then has been directing the NorCal league from her home between intense chemo and radiation treatments.
The hardest and final phase of this treatment is in the weeks ahead and I hope you will join Austin and I in support of Vanessa. Let’s all ride for Vanessa!
It’s simple: Just click here to purchase a stickers, bottle or poster that says “I RIDE FOR VANESSA HAUSWALD” for your bicycle. By riding for Vanessa, 100% of these proceeds will help LIVESTRONGfight to improve lives of people affected by cancer.
If you are also inspired by Vanessa’s positivity and strength, we hope you will also please take a moment to rally the support of your team riders and parents. The NorCal League needs Vanessa, and we know she will kick this terrible disease and be back in the office where she is truly missed.
Thank you,
Matt Fritzinger // Austin McInerny
NICA Director // NorCal League President