Kevin and Cindy Powers launched "BBA Super Powers" in 2016 as a way to organize personal annual fundraising events for Bert's Big Adventure. The name is simple and came naturally - BBA is short for "Bert's Big Adventure", and Super Powers defines the strength of the Bert's Big Adventure kiddos, their families, and the staff of the organization. It was just kind of cool that Powers is their last name as well!!
Every day you hear stories about children being diagnosed with chronic or terminal illnesses - the circles around us seem to be getting smaller every day. As you can imagine, this breaks apart a flood of emotions and the families face unimaginable challenges. Their lives change in ways that many of us will never experience, much less understand. The family opportunities to have happier moments during these times are difficult to achieve their visits to hospitals, doctors and therapies seem like a never-ending cycle. Berts Big Adventure focuses on breaking this cycle and providing fun, magical moments for the families in the organization throughout the year! Please help us make our own kind of "magic" - We need your participation to achieve our goal!
This organization is near and dear to our hearts, Cindy has been involved in BBA, as we call it, for seventeen years and, in fact, serves on the board. After we both stopped working we had the opportunity to become more involved. One aspect of that involvement has, as I said before, using one of our annual bicycle tours to raise awareness. The past three years we used our rides on the C&O Canal/Great Allegheny Passage (Washington DC to Pittsburgh) as our fundraising vehicle. We raised $10,000 in 2016, $11,000 in 2017, and $12,000 in 2018. Largely thanks to your support.This year, the bicycle tour is North Carolina Mountains to Coast from Sunday Sept 29 in Blowing Rock, NC, to Saturday Oct 5 at Atlantic Beach, NC. 486.9 miles, but who's counting? This year Kevin is riding, and Cindy is in a support role.
We have raised the bar on ourselves in 2019. Our fundraising goal is $15,000. When we achieve it, it will because Kevin is "turning the crank", and Cindy was working hard at "mission control" to drive awareness and commitment to enable a successful effort. Help us surpass our goal!!
Thanks in advance for your support!