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Riding for Hope, Healing & Peace w/ Rising from Ashes

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BENEFITING: Rising From Ashes Foundation

EVENT DATE: Aug 07, 2014

Renee Lockey

THE STORY:

Not every cause would MOVE ME to suffer & sweat on my bike all summer in preparation for a 3 day stage-race in the French Pyranees, but there's one right now doing exactly just that.

My name is Renee Lockey and this August I'll be riding the Trois Etapes for Rising from Ashes Foundation, an organization bringing hope & healing to Rwanda through sportsmanship, teamwork, & the unifying sport of cycling.  More than that, I'll be pedaling to support a team of men who have become ambassadors of peace to millions around the world. www.rfafoundation.org

As inspirations often do, this one began with a simple story--one powerful enough to motivate me at 43 to dig deeper & push harder on a bike than I ever have before. And it's a story I'm eager to share.  Click here to watch the trailer of an amazing documentary. Then buy it, stream it, or watch it on Netflix and let the story move you too. www.risingfromashesthemovie.com/

The Trois Etapes is one of the toughest Pro/Am cycling competitions on Earth, and it's an event that's as serious about GIVING as it is about challenge & sport. Fifteen charity teams--each composed of seven amateur and one pro rider--will gather this August in France to compete in a 3-day stage race on some of the most scenic & strenuous mountains on the Tour de France course. To learn more about it or follow along visit http://troisetapes.org/

What I need to get me there is YOUR support-- both financial & personal.  My goal, in addition to training hard & riding well, is to be a strong ambassador for the cause and to raise over $10,000 to support the work of the Rising from Ashes Foundation, whose current projects include:

  • The development of the first world class cycling training facility in Rwanda the "Africa Rising Cycling Center"
  • The launching of the Adrien Niyonshuti Cycling Academy which is developing the next generation of young cyclists in Rwanda
  • The showing of Rising from Ashes across Rwanda, creating a resulting forum for Team Rwanda Riders to speak to their own countrymen about the power of sport to bring people together.

To learn more about the work of the foundation, watch this short video.

My team and I are grateful for whatever support you can give us, financial or otherwise.  Your encouragement over the next 7 weeks is the fuel we need to get there prepared, and your financial support is what the foundation needs to continue their important work of promoting peace through cycling. Please pray for our team as we train hard in the Texas heat, and then summit the peaks of the Pyranees in August.  When we go to France, know that you go with us.  Because as Rafiki from Team Rwanda says - "Team is Team".


Pedaling with purpose,

Renee

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To This Fundraiser

$12,760

MONEY RAISED
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  • Debbie Lockey

    $100

  • Karin Harper

    $100

  • Michelle Brown

    $100

  • Daurice White

    $100

  • Angela Hood

    $100

  • Burke Family

    $100

  • Gloria and Brian Buerger

    $50

  • Denise Saylors

    $100

  • Cindy McWhirter

    $250

  • Cherish Close Gonzalez

    $100

  • Kim and Kevin Steiner

    $100

  • Paul&Maribeth; Niager

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Lisa Lennon

    $100

  • Steve and Karen Markham

    $250

  • Lisa Quinn

    $20

  • Michael Wellman

    $200

  • Dave Savage

    $100

  • Andrew & Paige Breedlove

    $250

  • Mary J. Brown

    $40

  • Hill Abell

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Janice Worth

    $1,000

  • Jack & Adams screening

    $400

  • Becky matthys

    $20

  • Carol Ashmore

    $100

  • Letty

    $150

  • Dr. and Mrs. William J. Geiger

    $50

  • Karen Confer

    $200

  • Andy Wisner

    $250

  • Rima Jakstys

    $150

  • Kathryn Scoblick

    $100

  • Lisa Lafreniere

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Charlie Drozdyk

    $100

  • Sid and Marijo

    $50

  • Lynda Shanblum

    $35

  • Keith & Suzi Kiker

    $250

  • Surita Maradani

    $50

  • ARC South OB staff

    $150

  • Alinda cox

    $300

  • Steph Smith

    $50

  • The Kavoussi's

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $4,000

  • McLean

    $350

  • Cari

    $20

  • Casey Mulcihy

    $100

  • Laurence A. Becker, PhD

    $50

  • Annie John

    $100

  • Drake Fason

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Martin Milliken

    $250

  • Nate Kring

    $200

  • Peter Ching

    $100

  • The Mumfrey Family

    $100

  • Pam Pugh

    $100

  • Tim Harstad

    $100

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Donor Comments

Tim Harstad

Tim Harstad

DONATION: $100

Thanks Renee for your well placed efforts! 3 years ago

Pam Pugh

Pam Pugh

DONATION: $100

For Peace! 3 years ago

The Mumfrey Family

The Mumfrey Family

DONATION: $100

Honor of Jeanne Best 3 years ago

Peter Ching

Peter Ching

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Nate Kring

Nate Kring

DONATION: $200

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Martin Milliken

Martin Milliken

DONATION: $250

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Anonymous

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DONATION: $50

Best of luck! So happy for you and all the good you're doing!! 3 years ago

Drake Fason

Drake Fason

DONATION: $150

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Annie John

Annie John

DONATION: $100

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Laurence A. Becker, PhD

Laurence A. Becker, PhD

DONATION: $50

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