Bryan and Tiffany are Pedaling for the Kids!!
Tiffanny and I are now if full training mode as we prepare for The Mary Bridge Courage 2017. The event name has changed this year and this change comes with a new route that will challenge us to ride our first ever 100 Mile Day with a 75 Mile Day to follow and expanded reach for the funds raised.
This year the cause has been opened up to, not only include Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention, but also to include Childhood Injury, Illness and Special Needs. Yes, we are a bit intimidated by the challenge but we are so very excited about the even greater blessing that this year's Courage can bring by saving lives, changing lives and improving the lives of children in our community.
This will be the 5th year that Tiffany and I ride the Courage together and we can not wait. Last year we were able to generate over $7,000 to help the kids of our community between the donations from our sponsors and our personal donations. This was the contribution our sponsors and we made to the total 2016 Event Result of over $600,000 in funds raised to help the kids.
Last year's ride presented some new physical challenges to us as well. We had grown accustomed to riding in nice hot weather each year but last year we encountered rain and cold weather. Making it to the top of Stevens Pass in 40 degree weather and pounding rain was an extreme challenge and we were able to do it together and live to talk about it. We could not have made it without leaning on each other and I was reminded of some of the many of the reasons I Love my Tiffany so very much. I think all marriages could benefit from rides like this.
Please join us this year by making a donation to support this tremedous effort that will bring BIG HELP to the most vunerable children of our community. Each year the funds raised are made up of donations large and small so please don't hesitate to make small or large donations as they will all go to benefit the children and all will be greatly appreciated.
Some Cool Event Information -
100% of donor contributions to Mary Bridge Children’s Courage support patient care and family support at Mary Bridge. Here are a few ways your dollars make an impact:
Kids served at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Center in 2016 thanks to donor support:
- 250,000 hospital visits
- 39,000 emergency room visits
- 3,700 inpatient stays
- 90 children received chemotherapy and hundreds more received follow-up treatment
2016 donor-supported community program statistics:
- 1,100 families stayed at Tree House, a family housing unit available for individuals with hospitalized loved ones
- 1,700 victims of child abuse and neglect were served by the Child Abuse Intervention Department
- 12,000 free vaccines were administered through the Mobile Immunization Clinic
- 2,683 kids with special needs received therapy at Mary Bridge Children’s Therapy Unit
- 477 kids and parents received grief support through BRIDGES: A Center for Grieving Children
- Countless lives saved through the prevention of accidental injuries via safety education, car seat installations, bike helmet checks, and providing water safety equipment and safe gun storage through the Center for Childhood Safety
There are many ways you can help!
- Click the “donate” button to support my fundraising efforts.
- Register for Courage and ride with me.
- Help me spread the word by sharing the link to this fundraising page on your social networks.
When you support Mary Bridge, you help children get the high-quality, compassionate care they need and deserve. Thank you for helping children at Mary Bridge.
Ready. Set. Courage.
About Mary Bridge Children's Hospital
For more than 60 years, Mary Bridge has been a not-for-profit hospital that has counted on support from the community to fulfill its mission of providing care to all children, regardless of a family's ability to pay. Learn more at marybridge.org.
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