Wow!!! I have so many beautiful people in my life that have really stepped up to contribute to this cause and have shown their amazing support and I couldn't be more grateful!!!! I REACHED MY GOAL of $2,000!!!!!! I love you all!!!!!
July 30, 2016
ORGANIZER: 25000 Spins
EVENT: 25000 Spins
I’m about to face a challenge that is going to push me to the limit. I feel led to do this though, and I know I won’t regret it. In September of this year, I’m going to bike 148 miles along the California coast with a team from the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) and 25000 spins. That’s right... I said 148 miles. What am I thinking? Especially when I am by no means a cycling expert. Well, it’s for a really great cause about which I feel passionate - children living in poverty.
ADRA is the global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Through an international network, ADRA delivers relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 130 countries—regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, or religious association. By partnering with communities, organizations, and governments, ADRA is able to improve the quality of life of millions.
Children are among the most vulnerable to the hardships of living in poverty because they are unable to overcome this nightmare. Often their life circumstances deny them proper nutrition, a safe and sanitary environment, and basic education. I would do anything to meet the needs of my children and to see them smile - they are my heart and soul. It breaks my heart to think about the countless children all over the world who are not able to smile because they are too hungry, living in fear, or sick with a curable disease.
ADRA supports vulnerable children at all levels of their growth by improving access to education, training teachers and care givers, and helping families afford school fees and supplies. In urban areas, ADRA helps children and youth reach their potential through school and after-school programs. Globally, ADRA has established centers for children without a family where their emotional and physical needs are met and their futures nurtured.
Every minute 17 children somewhere in our world die due to poverty related causes. This is shocking and heartbreaking and ADRA along with 25000 spins’ mission is to make a real change.
I’m sharing this with you because in addition to training, I need to raise $2,000 and I greatly need your support. If you cannot give, I understand. But maybe you can share this with your friends and spread the word in order to help me meet my goal. You can be part of the solution and help make a difference. Please consider supporting me and the ride to save lives and children from poverty. Your words of encouragement will also be greatly appreciated as I train for this! Thank you so much!