I am honored to be participating in Mitzvah Cycle 2020! The funds I raise from cycling will be used to support patients and their loved ones. When I ride I am taking all those who can't make the ride due to illness along with me in my heart.
If you are not aware- let me explain what BCGW volunteers do : basically , whatever it takes to help patients to focus on healing and recovery and to maximize the amount of quality time they have with those they love and care about.
Illness sometimes strikes without warning and upends the very foundation that people build their lives on. BCGW is the organization that people know they can turn to when they need help adjusting to a new reality while remaining connected to community.
BCGW provides food, cleaning help, transportation , sends visitors , pays bills. You name it, we try to do it. BCGW also supports many patients and their families (from the US and Israel) who come to NIH and other local health facilities for treatment not available elsewhere.
Yes, I said we because as a BCGW volunteer, I am part of the BCGW team.
Will you join me?
The road to hope and healing starts with us.
Route Note: I am actually going to ride (at my own expense, of course) the entire 185 mile length of the historic C&O Canal from Cumberland, Maryland, to Georgetown in DC. I will do this ride over 5 days from August 30 to September 3. Since these dates are after the August 16 MitzvahCycle deadline, my "official route" will be two back-to-back 40 mile practice rides on the C&O Canal earlier in August - Wish me luck! I will post photos. More importantly support this great cause!