Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit, volunteer-based service organization that provides a safety net for patients and families facing medical challenges.
BCGW was founded in 1997 to honor the memory of Howie Wildman z"l. We provide wrap around services in order to care for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the ill, the elderly and their caregivers in the Jewish community. BCGW partners with health-care professionals to help meet the unique needs of Jewish patients. BCGW supports and maintains kosher pantries at area hospitals and provides ongoing community education to promote awareness of the Jewish value of Bikur Cholim ( visiting and caring for the sick).
BCGW serves the Greater Washington DC community, as well as patients who travel to the region to seek medical treatment at area hospitals and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). BCGW owns and operates the Bernard Creeger Bikur Cholim House, a home of hope and healing for patients and their family members. The Bernard Creeger Bikur Cholim House is located in Bethesda Md across the street from the National Institutes of Health.
By offering all our services without cost, we free people to focus on their recovery without additional financial stress. BCGW depends on fundraising activities like MitzvahCycle 2020 to keep our programs and services up and running.
To learn more about us, please reach out at 202 331 4481 , info@ bikurcholimgw.org and visit our website at http://bikurcholimgw.org.
About MitzvahCycle 2020: Take the Challenge
BCGW rolled out MitzvahCycle for the very first time in 2016 . An awesome group of cyclists of differing abilities came together for the dual purpose of having a blast (check!) and raising awareness about and funds for Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington support services (done!) We had great weather (which we plan on having again this year), great food (oh yeah) and a spiritual high (prayer comes in many forms). It was a no-brainer that we would try to make it a tradition. MitzvahCycle is a great ride but it is so much more. It is an opportunity to meet and connect with BCGW volunteers and recipients and to support individual physical, emotional and spiritual health goals as well as those of our broad community. At the first celebratory BBQ cyclists and friends of cyclists will gather together, raise each other's spirits and reaffirm our commitment to helping those in need and to a bright and beautiful future for all.
Things are different this year. Instead of joining together on one great day, we will train and ride ( or run/walk/scoot) individually but we will not be alone!
We will be coming together in spirit and working for a cause together.
MitzvahCycle 2020 will be better than ever. It will be an event to remember in future years when, with God's help,we are cycling, singing , laughing and eating together as a group.