We're biking across the United States to raise money for Gallaudet University's Personal Discovery Program, a 501(c)3 charity. If this is your first visit, please read our welcome page and how you can help page.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Welcome!

Welcome to our blog! I thought it would be fitting to use this first post to explain how we arrived to the decision to bike accross the United States. During the summer of 2006, Dana started biking and found he really enjoyed it. He told me that he was thinking about biking accross the US. I thought the idea was ridiculous! But the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to join him. But I wanted the trip to be for a cause. That would help to motivate me and keep me going. When I mentioned that we should raise money along the way to help Discovery, he was in total agreement! Discovery is a nonprofit organization at Gallaudet University that hosts workshops and classes to teach personal development, leadership, and teambuilding skills to deaf people. You can read about some of the things this group has done here and here. Dana and I were involved with this group since we first arrived at Gallaudet University in 2000. We have learned so much through the program, and we have seen the impact it can have on people. We hope that the money we raise for the program will help to continue the program and help them purchase new equipment that is badly needed every year. We look forward to this exciting new adventure, and we appreciate your support!

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Roger Kraft said...

Hey...great to see that you're doing this! We are WAY out of your route--otherwise, we'd offer you a place to crash! Best of luck!

Matt Browne said...

Hey there my Brother from another Mother..........Completley stoked your doing this...you rock dude...Heather you are bloody amazing not only for doing this whole thing across the U.S....but for doing this thing across the U.S........with Dana!!!!! My heart goes out to you sweetheart!!! Good luck to you both and know that my heart is with you on all those daunting uphills and wet windy bits.... but know Ill be whoopin and a hollerin on all those mad downhill bits too SO STOKED!!!!!