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Joseph Husslein's Fundraiser:

Little Big Ride

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Joseph Husslein

THE STORY:

This Fall, Joseph Husslein will spend 41 days and 40 nights out on the open road. The Little Big Ride is the ride of his life, a 3,240-mile cross-country bicycle trip to raise 1 million dollars for national youth mentoring programs.

The Little Big Ride – a coast-to-coast stretch from Santa Barbara, California to Charleston, South Carolina – will take Joseph from the shores of the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean. The ride is no easy feat, with 174,000 feet of climbing over 35 ride days, beginning September 12 and concluding on October 14, 2010. Founded by Joseph himself and supported by the Beacon Foundation, the intense fundraiser will raise money for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Foundation, a national youth mentoring program, of which Joseph himself is a proud volunteer.

“As an athlete, health advocate and Big Brother, I always push boundaries where I see potential,” shares Joseph. “I’ve decided to bike across America for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Foundation because I see the opportunity to send a positive message to all about the power of believing in yourself, and more so, about believing that you can be a positive influence for others.”

Joseph will undergo training at least six months prior to the ride, following a rigorous training plan as certified by his personal training coach, Adnan Kadir. He must pass a comprehensive medical exam and release (as approved by his physician) to qualify for the cross-country ride.

The Little Big Ride hopes to receive the generous support of corporate sponsors and individuals. Interested individuals can visit the Little Big Ride website, www.littlebigride.com for more information on how to help, or to follow Joseph on his journey.

As Joseph gears up for his weekly ride – he will increase his mileage to a minimum of 500 miles a week – he stresses the importance of youth mentoring: “In these times, we cannot dismiss the incredible power of mentoring and one-to-one friendships in creating small miracles in the lives of children…as well as in the lives of their Big Brothers and Sisters.”

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