Summer 2017 is here and that means it’s time to jump back on that bike for all the charities I hold near and dear to my heart. As I’m practicing for the week long trek on my two-wheel vehicle, I’m here to remind you about the charities I will be riding for this year.

The ‘Anchor’ For My July Ride

Starting on July 8th, I will be participating in the Anchor House Ride for Runaways. The Ride for Runaways is an annual 7 day, 500 mile fully supported charity bike ride that raises money to support Anchor House. This event has been held annually since its inaugural ride in 1979 and is one my favorite rides to do.

The Anchor House is a safe haven for abused and/or runaway teenagers who are looking to get away from whatever “storm” they may be facing at home. The organization provides the children with food, emergency housing, clothing, and most importantly, hope for their future by offering a beacon of survival for youth throughout the Mercer County area.

I truly love participating in this event every year and it means a great deal to me to be able to donate as much as possible for this wonderful organization within Mercer County. If you’re interested in donating to the Anchor House Ride for Runaways, click here.

Finish the Summer Strong by Fighting MS

After the Anchor House ride in July, I will be participating in the MS 150 City to Shore ride.

I have been participating in this event for a few years now and I’m always excited to cross that finish line knowing I was able to help such an amazing organization.

The City to Shore is a 2-day event that takes you from the flat terrain and back roads of South Jersey to the scenic beach views of Ocean City, where family and friends anxiously await our arrival. Over 7,000 cyclists join me in the ride every year and we’re hoping for an even larger turnout than last year.

Not only is the ride important to help raise donations for the MS Foundation, but to also bring awareness to the disease in hopes of a cure someday. If you want to donate to my MS City to Shore ride, click here.

Help Me, Help Others

It isn’t without your help that my blood, sweat and possible injuries on these rides are worth it. No matter what my level of exhaustion may be, it’s your selfishness in donating to these worthy causes that makes it worth it. YOU are the movement pushing my body past its limits to achieve such success and bring the awareness to both of these amazing organizations. I cannot thank you all enough for your continued support during all of my rides each and every year!

Now, let’s get these rides going! Anchor House, here I come!