Want a cool limited edition glove that helps a fellow cyclist battle cancer? Check out the Hold Fast limited edition Giro DND glove, created to help fund Jim Brown’s lung cancer battle. Brown is a long time junior cycling coach and is the force behind the Rapha NW Juniors Stage Race coming up this summer. And now he needs your help…
FROM GIRO: The Giro Hold Fast DND gloves are a limited edition piece created to benefit the incomparable Jim Brown of Olympia, Washington. All proceeds will be contributed to the Hold Fast for Jim Brown Fund. Jim has directed the Rad Racing NW junior cycling team for nearly two decades; and boy do we love watching his kids race.
In May 2015 Jim visited his doctor to look into a recent bout of shortness of breath following a gran fondo and was given the news that he had lung cancer, specifically advanced adenocarcinoma.
He looked to the HOLD FAST tattoo on his knuckles, a nautical term referring to the importance of securing a ship’s rigging heading into storm and a reference to his days in the U.S. Coast Guard, and drew resolve to stay the course of the dream he had been living prior to diagnosis.