Fraternity men cycle coast to coast to benefit people with disabilities

Monday, July 15, 2013 - 12:55pm

A team of cyclists participating in Journey of Hope, presented by KRG Capital, will arrive in Longview as a stop on their 4,000-mile cycling event across the country to raise funds and awareness for people with disabilities Tuesday, July 16th.

The team will be having dinner and an advocacy presentation with AMBUCS TOO at 5:00 p.m.

Journey of Hope is a program of Push America, the national philanthropy of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, which raises funds and awareness for people with disabilities. The Journey of Hope team consists of men from Pi Kappa Phi chapters across the country. The team will cycle an average of 75 miles per day, a total of 4,000 miles, beginning in San Francisco (June 9th) and Seattle (June 5th) and ending in Washington, D.C., on August 10th.

For the team, the real journey will not be on a bike, but spending time with the people for whom they are riding. The Journey of Hope team members will have spent every afternoon with people with disabilities in many different community events and activities. These men are striving for community inclusion of people with disabilities and are helping to break the barriers of society that keep people of all abilities from living life to the fullest.

Push America’s goal has always been committing its members to enhance the lives of people with disabilities. With the combined efforts of sponsors and individual team members, this year’s Journey of Hope will raise more than $500,000 on behalf of people with disabilities. Push America and Pi Kappa Phi have fundraised over $15-million to date and continue to be on the cutting edge of the disability movement.

For more information on Push America or to set up an interview, please contact Sarah Hayden at (980) 318-5396 or log on to Follow us on Twitter @JOHSouth.


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