More than a decade ago we started sponsoring Marcras, a young boy from Africa, through ChildFund International. In the years since, we have beeen delighted by the progress Marcras has shown.
On a regular basis, he writes us handwritten notes telling us how he's doing and the impact our donation dollars have had on him and his family. We write to him to tell him what life is like in the United States for us and our family. It's truly inspirational and the emotional connection is real.
Marcras is getting older and dreams of continuing his education so he can be a teacher and support other children in his community. We'd love to assist him by helping underwrite his high school and college education.
We've decided to undertake a cross-country bike ride for Marcras to raise funds for his education and to support his family.
My 23-year old daugther, Maret, and I plan to bike from Richmond, VA to Pueblo, CO starting on September 23rd. We'll ride approximately 2,200 miles and expect it to take us about 6 weeks (!).
We're hoping you'll partner with us and sponsor our ride in support of Marcras.
Please consider dontating anywhere from $.01 to $.10 per mile ($22 - $220). We'd obviously appreciate any amount you can give.
When we get started you can follow our progress here: