BENEFITING: THE CENTER FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Jul 15, 2016
As many of you are aware, our good friends David & Maire Baldwin have organized Pursuit (www.pursuitride.org), a 3,500-mile bicycle ride and capital campaign that David is leading from the Pacific to the Atlantic (Oregon to Washington, D.C.), to raise $11 million for The Center (www.thecenterhouston.org), and to advance the interests of people with disABILITIES across the United States. I will be hanging up my running shoes and dusting off my bike to join David on the Ride-Along from Madison, WI to Chicago, IL on July 15-16 (approximately 150 miles).
The Center is Houston’s largest not-for-profit community that provides services that range from LifeCare, to vocational, to residential housing for individuals with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities. While Texas is great at many things, as a state we unfortunately lag behind our peers in supporting services for adults with disABILITIES. The Center is one of the few communities committed to closing that gap through innovative programs and compassionate care. In addition to our financial goals, we are striving to launch a national awareness campaign for people with disABILITIES across the country. Throughout the ride, the Pursuit team will make visits with similar organizations along the way to exchange ideas and promote awareness of the needs for our citizens with intellectual and developmental challenges.
I have been working with David and Maire for several months and I have been blown away by their passion and generosity for this incredible cause and I hope you can join me by making a tax-deductible donation using the link below to my personal page on CrowdRise. My goal this year is to raise over $10,000 for The Center through my participation in the Ride-Along. To help achieve this goal, I will match any donations that I receive up to $5,000 dollar-for-dollar. David and Maire are also matching donations so your generosity will effectively receive a 4x multiplier!
Thank you for your consideration!
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