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Empowerment Ride 2012

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Andrea Reising via Crowdrise
July 13, 2012

Bicycling NY to Montreal, Quebec City, and through Maine to raise funds for educational and medical facilities in Nicaragua  See more

BENEFITING: CIRCLE OF EMPOWERMENT INC

EVENT DATE: Aug 04, 2012

Mileage Tracker: 900

Andrea Reising

THE STORY:

 Update: The fundraiser will continue throught the end of trip on July 29!

The idea for this bike trip began a year ago in June, on a photography trip to Asseradores, Nicaragua.  I met a woman named Meg Boren who runs a local clinic there, and started the Circle of Empowerment organization.  They have helped in the creation of many new schools and clinics, implemented a busing system for the grade school and high school students, and organized weekend tutoring programs for students.  They bring Nicaraguan medical students into small localities for training and outreach.  $90 can entirely fund a child's schooling, tutoring and supplies for a whole year- even a small contribution can make a huge difference.

  Last July, I began a Crowdrise site and planned an epic bike trip from Brooklyn to Montreal to raise funds for the Circle of Empowerment organization.  A week before the trip was to begin, I managed to injure my knee and was told I had to wear a brace for 4 weeks!  I was not allowed to bend my knee in any way, and alas, had to call off the trip.  The funds that people had graciously donted still made their way to Nicaragua-- a redeeming aspect of the otherwise disappointing situation.

  This summer, I am trying again.  The route will be slightly different: Albany, NY - Montreal - Quebec City - The Forks, Maine and on to Skowhegan, Rockland and Portland.  The contributions will again go to Circle of Empowerment, who continues their efforts and has added programs to provide support in domestic violence situations.

  I will be blogging prior to and throughout the trip, which begins on July 14.  I will provide tales form the trail and upload photos from the open road.  Visit the Blogger page to check in:

http://empowermentride2012.blogspot.com

Although Circle of Empowerment is affiliated with a church located in Grafton, WI, contributions to their work in Nicaragua are focused on education and medical needs, rather than a denominational agenda. http://circleofempowerment.info


Please make a contribution if you can, and let me know if you'd like to join for part of the ride!

  -Andrea

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72% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Andrea Reising

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Donor Comments

Holly Yee

Holly Yee

YOU GO GIRL! 5 years ago

Ken Shung

Ken Shung

5 years ago

Jessica M. Kaufman

Jessica M. Kaufman

5 years ago

Kareemah Batts

Kareemah Batts

Your an amazing person to do this ride! 5 years ago

The LMR's

The LMR's

5 years ago

Sarah Moon

Sarah Moon

This is amazing, Andrea! Thank you for using your biking enthusiasm to help those who really need it. 5 years ago

Andrea Reising

Andrea Reising

Biking with me in spirit! 5 years ago

Mike Fask

Mike Fask

5 years ago

Jock & Kathie Reising

Jock & Kathie Reising

5 years ago

Erin Reising

Erin Reising

Andrea you are and have always been an inspiration. Proud of you for doing what you can to help others in need. Love you! 5 years ago