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John Gonzales' Fundraiser:

Ride for Ryther

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BENEFITING: RYTHER

ORGANIZER: RYTHER

Mileage Tracker: 1,300

John Gonzales

THE STORY:

Two years ago I started the Ride for Ryther on a whim. I wanted to see what more I could do for Ryther and more importantly for the children whom it serves. After experiencing overwhelming success over the last two campaigns I truly can say I have been given an overwhelming sense of hope that this campaign can change lives.

This year I have so many reasons to ride, so many stories of why I need to keep Riding for Ryther. I'm riding for “Chelsea”, who came to Ryther after 20 failed placements, and “Jason”, who learned to bite others when frustrated because his mother bit him. “Sarah” who constantly needed reassurance everyone was ok after suffering chronic neglect from her parents, and “Mike” who needs a weighted blanket to help with the effects of fetal alcohol syndrome. There will be countless people whose lives this ride will affect. When I feel like giving up I will remember all those who will be cheering me along, to those who have joined with me in the Ride for Ryther, and ultimately to the smiling faces of the children back at Ryther, and I will keep Riding for Ryther.

I ride for the children whose lives are changed on a daily basis by the staff that provide a consistent therapeutic environment. It is only in this environment that many of these children can find hope; hope for a new outlook on life that they too can succeed in a forever family.

I ride to inspire change, not just for the kids but for all the adults that this campaign has inspired to give of themselves. This effort has inspired people to get active and fight for change. In the past two years this fundraiser has reached hundreds of people helping them learn of the incredible work that is done at Ryther; a story that is compelling enough to inspire people to donate their time, energy, and money. 


This fundraiser represents change and a chance for hope. Please help in any way possible to continue to inspire change and provide hope for those that may feel as though things are hopeless.

RYTHER wrote -

About the Ride for Ryther

Now in its third year, the Ride for Ryther has grown to a team of 11 including 6 Ryther staff members, John Gonzales, Siri Gillespie, Robin Bennett, Becky Hutton, Marbie Descatamiento and Colin Powers, and some community supporters. The team will be cycling the 202 miles from Seattle to Portland July 12-13 to raise awareness and funds to support Ryther's programs.

This year, donations made to Ride for Ryther will go towards Specific Assistance, a fund that provides specific activities and items for the children in our Sub Acute Residential Treatment Program:

$50 would purchase new outfits for a child's adoption photo shoot
$100 would provide therapeutic yoga classes for all children for one month
$250 would allow five kids to attend a week-long summer camp of their choice

About Ryther

Ryther is a leader in behavioral health services for children, teens and youth - some of the most vulnerable in Washington state. Those they serve have often been affected by abuse, neglect, mental illness, addiction or trauma.

Ryther is dedicated to providing comprehensive services and innovative treatments so that every child and family they work with may experience new ways of thinking, develop positive relationships and realize a better life.

The team is riding as part of the large Group Health STP ride: http://www.cascade.org/ride-major-rides/group-health-stp

Visit Ryther's website for more info: www.ryther.org

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$2,840

MONEY RAISED
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  • Linda Brecht Ramirez

    $20

  • Rochelle Coffey

    $100

  • Tina

    $50

  • David Lott & Katie Nielsen

    $100

  • Jw

    $50

  • Nakiva

    $20

  • Ann!

    $25

  • Libby Calovich

    $25

  • Stacey Dozono

    $25

  • MR

    $40

  • Matthew Smith

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Bel Biv Devo

    $50

  • David Biviano

    $20

  • Bush Family

     

  • Mark & Aubrei

    $50

  • Marsh Starks

    $50

  • Richard and Susan Smith

    $100

  • J&L Streich

    $25

  • Edlira

    $25

  • A.Kiessling

    $25

  • Josh Michaels

    $123

  • Josh Michaels

    $250

  • CBR

    $25

  • Varsha

    $30

  • David Monroe

    $50

  • Guillaume

    $50

  • Bernie Velasquez

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mallory

    $40

  • Jill Latteri

    $50

  • Jeanette

    $50

  • Kendal Jackson

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Chris Rainville

    $30

  • Jacque DesJardins

    $20

  • Ash

    $40

  • jMattah

    $12

  • Brian

    $70

  • Monique Prehoda

    $20

  • Kristina Bueno

    $20

  • janet slatt

    $25

  • Norman and Lisa Gonzales

    $100

  • Rita and Nick Rivette

    $50

  • Gonzales Family

    $400

  • Ric Rios

    $100

  • Patricia Medin

    $100

  • Andy and Karina Bloom

    $25

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114% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $22,155 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

RYTHER

Amount Raised

$4,900

 

25% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Colin Powers

Amount Raised

$4,490

 

128% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

John Gonzales

Amount Raised

$2,840

 

114% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Robin Bennett

Amount Raised

$2,775

 

111% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Clay Thompson

Amount Raised

$2,175

 

97% Raised of $2,250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Siri Gillespie

Amount Raised

$2,065

 

103% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Erin Lane

Amount Raised

$1,225

 

61% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Becky Hutton

Amount Raised

$940

 

47% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Andy and Karina Bloom

Andy and Karina Bloom

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Patricia Medin

Patricia Medin

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Gonzales Family

Gonzales Family

DONATION: $400

4 years ago

Ric Rios

Ric Rios

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Norman and Lisa Gonzales

Norman and Lisa Gonzales

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Rita and Nick Rivette

Rita and Nick Rivette

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

janet slatt

janet slatt

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Kristina Bueno

Kristina Bueno

DONATION: $20

Go John! I support this cause very much! And I support you and your team doing what you do! Go Ryther! 4 years ago

Monique Prehoda

Monique Prehoda

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Brian

Brian

DONATION: $70

4 years ago