Braden & Jessica Merrick
Scott Schumaker wrote -
Come extreme weather, oblivious tourists or crazed taxi cab drivers, I'll be riding a bike 100 miles through 4 of New York City's 5 boroughs. By day's end my legs will be sore and cramping, my neck will have a paralyzing kink and my butt will be on fire.
Quitting is not an option.
The money we raise toegether will use music to save the lives of kids struggling with addiction. That is a fact. I've seen it first hand working with Road Recovery for almost a decade. If you ever want to get chills, witness a Road Recovery program.
Road Recovery is dedicated to helping young people battle addiction and other adversities by harnessing the influence of entertainment industry professionals who have confronted similar crises and now wish to share their experience, knowledge, and resources. A noble cause if there ever was one, one which makes dead legs a minor inconvenience and your tax-deductible contribution well placed. Imagine how much richer our world would be if Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison had had Road Recovery in their back pockets.
My goal is to raise $10,000. Not only is that going to save lives, but the person it saves may well become the next [insert the music god of your choice here].
I'll be sending out updates before, during and after the ride. My butt hurts just thinking about it. Or maybe that's the long training ride I did today.