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Journey of Hope Kickoff
Date Sunday June 14
Time 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Location Details
The Golden Gate Bridge
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorBen Wagner
Emailbwagner [at] pushamerica.org
Phone704-504-2400 x160
On Sunday, June 14, a team of cyclists participating in the Journey of Hope, presented by KRG Capital, will kick-off a nine-week, 4,000-mile cycling event across the country to raise funds and awareness for people with disabilities. Two of the three teams will depart from San Francisco.

On Saturday, June 13 the team will begin the day with a practice ride and photo opportunity. Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m. the team will have kickoff speeches at the Golden Gate Bridge before starting their ride.

The 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, beginning in San Francisco and ending in Washington, D.C., on August 15.

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 spend 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 was founded in 1977 with the hope of 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 $13 million to date and continue to be on the cutting edge of the disability movement.

For more information about this event or more on Push America’s summer programs, please contact Ben Wagner at (704) 504-2400 ext. 160 or log on to http://www.pushamerica.org.
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