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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Gerry Frierdich shirts available at Touring Cyclist shop

The T-shirt that raising money for seriously injured Belleville, Ill., recumbent cyclist Gerry Frierdich is now available at the Fairview Heights Touring Cyclist shop at 101 Lanaghan Drive.

The shirt is being sold for $15 and is available in adult sizes S, M, L, XL and XL. For now, the shirt is only available at the Fairview Heights location of the St. Louis-based bicycle chain. Gerry was a frequent customer of the shop, and store manager Dawn Weber wants to do whatever she can to help Gerry. Dawn also is active in a committee of friends and family that is planning a benefit bicycle ride, which will be held either in May or June of 2008.

Here is a map showing the site of the Fairview Heights shop:

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Shirts also are available by contacting Sandy Gore, one of Gerry's friends. In addition to the adult sizes listed above, they are available in children's sizes S, M and L for $12. To place an order, contact Sandy at 4gores@charter.net or 618-277-5129. So that your order doesn’t get delayed, please specify the number of shirts and sizes. Payment will be due when your order is picked up. You can get more information about the shirt and Gerry at the Chief Get Well Web site.

Gerry was seriously injured Aug. 19 when his bicycle was struck by a pickup truck on South Green Mount Road in Belleville. He has paralysis from the chest down. He can move his forearms, but has no fine motor movement in his hands. Gerry is undergoing therapy at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

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