Jerry Smith via Crowdrise
August 12, 2012
BENEFITING: ABOUT FACE YOUTH MINISTRIES
EVENT DATE: Sep 02, 2012
Jerry Smith, is a man passionate about bringing hope to youth who struggle with both physical and spiritual health. Jerry was founder of About Face Ministries and has worked with youth for over a decade. This year he is taking his passion for the next generation to a whole new level. In October of 2010 he was forced to close his youth center for the second time, not being able to do what he loved spiraled him into a deep depression. In October of 2011 Jerry weighed over 400 pounds. When he stepped on his scale and it erred out, he knew something had to change. Jerry decided if he couldn’t help others through his youth center, he could inspire them by doing something out of the ordinary. It’s extraordinary.
The Biggest Loser was a great inspiration for him. He has always been about helping others and decided he wasn’t about to stop now. Jerry decided to take a stance, make a statement, and do something that had never been done before. He is going to bike over 8,500 miles through the 25 fattest cities in America to raise awareness and sponsorship for at-risk youth and youth obesity. According to the Men’s Fitness Magazine’s 2012 list of the 25 fattest cities he put together a Route to take him from Lansing, MI through each of these 25 cities culminating with a final stop in Los Angeles California.
Jerry will leave on September 3rd and this trip will take him a grueling 114days. As a Grand Finale Jerry and fellow fundraisers will bicycle to the Biggest Loser Ranch and hope to enjoy a “Last Chance Workout” with Bob and/or Dolvett! Jerry is due to arrive in Los Angeles on December 24th, 2012.
WHAT: The 2012 Catch on Tour – Riding for at-risk youth/youth obesity
WHEN: September 2nd 2012 around approx.1p
WHERE: Trinity Church, 3355 Dunckel Road, Lansing MI
INVITATION: Follow Jerry on 2012 Catch on Tour Facebook page.
CONTACT: Jerry Smith, About Face Ministry Founder
517-974-8811; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.facebook.com/2012catchontour