My brother Reid and I will be leaving to ride our bicycles across the continental United States one month from now! We'll be riding from Pacific to Atlantic, in an effort to raise money for Phoenix Children's Hospital. The staff of this hospital saved my life some four and a half years ago, when I contracted meningoencephalitis. In all, I spent ten days in the hospital, nine days of which in the ICU, and the first three in a coma. Thanks to Phoenix Children's Hospital, I somehow emerged from this mess of grand mal seizures, a stroke, and a coma alive.
So this summer Reid and I will be riding from the Oregon coast to the Virgina coast, via the TransAmerica Trail. We hope to raise $10 per mile of riding and with the TransAm being officially 4,233 miles long, our goal is set at raising $42,330 for Phoenix Children's Hospital. We have quite a bit in the works with 2 news segments soon to air and a few articles in various Arizona publications on the way.
We want to bring in as much money for Phoenix Children's Hospital as we can and we were hoping all of you experienced cyclists that help others on this forum could help spread the word. Does anyone have connections with any publications, news, or other types of media in which to help spread the word? Could you pass it along to some riding buddies who might find our cause and means of raising support for it particularly interesting? Anything to help support the hospital that saved my life and countless others.
If you would like a bit more ride information check out these links to various ride and fundraising pages:
Donation Page: www.PCHPedalWithPurpose.com
Promotion Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxLtAd4Q8xI
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/pedalingwithpurpose
Ride Blog: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/pedalingwithpurpose
Thanks for all your help!