BENEFITING: The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
ORGANIZER: The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
EVENT: AngelRide 2014
My son Ben & I will be riding in the ‘Angel Ride’ charity bike ride on Memorial Day weekend to support the Hole in the Wall Gang on Team Covidien CT Cares.
The last few years have been challenging for my family during my wife’s battle with cancer. We have an incredible community network of friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors that were able to help and support us in our time of need, and during this time, I recognized and saw many other families struggling with children with illnesses. Many of these families did not have the support network that my family was fortunate enough to have.
This charity ride supports an organization dedicated to providing support for these families, and giving these children a better experience, both at hospitals, and in a summer camp experience. The Hole in the Wall Gang organization supports some of the same hospitals that my wife Sarah had treatment in.
Cycling has always been a part of my life, and my hope is to turn my joy of riding into something that can help provide some joy to these kids as well. In this first year of riding in this event with my son Ben, I’m hoping that we can build up from the shorter, one day 22 mile ride, and expand to the full 2 day, 135 mile ride next year. I also hope it can provide Ben, and my 2 other boys, a sense of giving to those in need, as our own family was a recipient of during the last couple of years.
If you’d like to donate to support my ride, 100% of the funds raised will go to support the Hole in the Wall Gang charity for their Hospital Outreach Program. Ben will also have a separate fundraising site, should you want to donate for his ride.
Also, please visit www.Angelride.org to read more about the event and the cause.