Hi Everyone, Peer Services is an excellent agency that provides substance abuse treatment for adolescents and adults in the northern suburbs and on the north side of Chicago. During my many years a s a juvenile probation officer, they serviced my juvenile clients with great professionalism and compassion. For the past four years I have been a member of their Board of Directors and have come to understand the great financial pressure that not for profit providers are under in Illinois during these years of budget crisis. Peer Services is holding their annual stair climbing fundraiser on 10-15-17 in an effort to bolster their finances. I participated in the event the past two years and pledged to climb 100 flights in return for your generous donations. This year I am unable to attend the event but I am substituting the Evanston Bicycle Club's North Shore Century 100 mile bike ride on 9-17-17. I pledge to ride 100 miles on that date in return for your donations. Any amount is OK and please know that your generosity is greatly appreciated.