I'm really excited to be working with World Bicycle Relief this year to help raise awareness and money to send bikes to African girls enabling them to go to school and start building their futures. This is an amazing organization that truly touches the lives of thousands of people and their communities in creating sustainable change and bettering people's lives one BIKE at a time!!
Throughout the year, I will be helping raise awareness for the organization by racing for WBR and bringing attention to the amazing work that is being done and how we can all help make a difference. I'm also working with WBR to raise money throughout the season and have set a goal of raising $15,000 by the end of 2012. I am incredibly confident that my friends and fellow sports and triathlon enthusiasts will step up throughout the year to help reach this goal and I'm planning several fun events/raffles/parties to help us get there. Stay tuned for updates about when and where these events will take place!
My WBR fundraising site is here: KP's Fundraising Page and you can donate at any time. One really awesome feature is the ability to give your friends or loved ones the gift of a bike donation. The fundraising page provides a donation card for anyone giving the gift of helping others. Go check it out!
I urge you to at least go to World Bicycle Relief's website and learn for yourself why this is something I really believe in and love. Here's a little info to get you started:
Mission: World Bicycle Relief is dedicated to providing access to independence and livelihood through The Power of Bicycles.
Compared to walking, bicycles represent an enormous leap in productivity and access to healthcare, education and economic development opportunities. The simple, sustainable nature of bicycles empowers individuals, their families and their communities.
We accomplish our mission by:
- Working with suppliers to improve bicycle design while ensuring all changes are culturally appropriate
- Enhancing distribution with local sourcing, manufacturing or assembly whenever possible
- Partnering with existing non-governmental organizations and government and community based organizations
- Training mechanics in maintenance and repair while strengthening the existing supply of spare parts
- Measuring and evaluating the impact of bicycles and communicating the results to improve programs and increase awareness