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I am so excited to share my next adventure with you! I’m tightening my laces and gearing up to participate in a 6-Day, 530 mile- cycling tour from Houston to New Orleans in May 2021 to raise money for The Arc. The Arc has been driving change and protecting the rights of individuals with disabilities for 70 years!!! It is an organization that I believe in and am so grateful for. I’ve been pedaling away singing my truth “We get by with a little help from our friends!” If you’re inspired and able, I would love if you would join me in the fight for equality and inclusion, empowering people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live the lives they want and deserve. I love you all, and look forward to seeing you on the road!
“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”
– John Holmes
Thank you, again and Happy Training!
Here's the itinerary:
Sunday May 2 Humble to Beaumont 78 miles
Monday May 3 Beaumont to Sulphur 92 miles
Tuesday May 4 Sulphur to Lafayette 101 miles
Wednesday May 5 Lafayette to Morgan City 89 miles
Thursday May 6 Morgan City to Gonzales 86 miles
Friday May 7 Gonzales to New Orleans 82 miles
The Arc is the largest national community-based nonprofit organization advocating for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and serving them and their families. We work tirelessly to uphold our vision that every individual and family living with IDD in the United States has access to the information, advocacy, and skills they need to support their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.
The Arc was founded in 1950 by parents who believed their children with IDD deserved more – to be included in their communities and to pursue fulfillment and happiness just like everyone else. Ever since then, The Arc has continued to grow and evolve along with the changing needs and issues people with disabilities and their families face and has played a pivotal role in changing the public perception of disability.
With hundreds of state and local chapters across the country, The Arc’s chapter network is on the frontlines from first breath to last to ensure that people with IDD have the support and services they need to be fully engaged in their communities.
Our chapters provide a wide variety of services, supports, and advocacy for people with IDD and their families. This varies by chapter and includes but is not limited to: individual and public policy advocacy; residential, educational, and vocational services; person-centered and financial planning; recreational activities; and other supports that meet the unique needs of the community. For more information on our position statements and initiatives, visit our national website at www.thearc.org.