Push America, a charitable organization that helps Americans with disabilities, will bring its annual cross country awareness and fundraiser campaign into our community next week. A Journey of Hope pedals through Havasu on June 16th through the 18th. A Journey of Hope is made up of 35 undergrads who are members of Pi Kappa Phi that bicycle their way from Long Beach, CA to Washington DC over the course of 65 days for a total of 4095 miles. Throughout their journey, they stop at different cities to bestow grants to organizations that help members of the community with disabilities.
This year’s Journey of Hope begins in Long Beach, CA tomorrow, June 7, 2012. The cyclists will make their way to Lake Havasu City on Saturday, June 16th for a two day layover before continuing on their way on Monday, June 18th. After they receive their police escort into Havasu, there will be a lunch for the cyclists at 11:30am followed by a pool party and BBQ. Part of Sunday’s festivities include a Dash Board Cookie Contest, where contestants will compete to see who bakes the best cookie using only the dashboard of their car. A community dance, fashion show and winners of the Dash Board Cookie Contest will be announced at 6pm Sunday evening. The cyclists will then rise early Monday morning (5am), have their breakfast and continue on their Journey of Hope from Lake Havasu to, eventually, Washington DC.
If you’re interested in participating in the Dash Board Cookie Contest or wish to be come to the fashion show and dance, please contact Brigid Stevens, local event organizer of the Lake Havasu portion of the Journey of Hope, at (928) 230-8246 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Come out to support the amazing men of Pi Kappa Phi as their Journey of Hope pedals through Havasu on June 16-18, 2012. It’s free to watch and the encouragement is always appreciated! If you wish to make a donation to Push America, please visit their website here.
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