Community and Arrival Events – Proclamations declaring Push America Day, parades, wheelchair basketball games, bicycle safety seminars and pool parties are examples of the types of community events scheduled. These exciting events allow us to highlight the local efforts of the organizations that support people with disabilities.
Kids on the Block puppet shows – At many events, Kids on the Block puppet shows for children are performed. This show focuses on the abilities of people with disabilities and allows children to ask questions to the puppets that they might not have been comfortable asking otherwise.
Friendship Visits – From barbecues to fireside sing-a-longs, to dinners and dances, the team spends time enjoying the friendships made with the people for whom they are riding. Cycling 100 miles in one day is well worth it when you arrive into a city and there is a smiling face there to thank you!
Because of this large expedition, I will have a summer like no other, where I spend the entire summer volunteering my time to help support people with disabilities. As the mission statement of Push America says,
"Building leaders of tomorrow by serving people with disabilities today."
If you would like to donate to the cause, you can do so by clicking HERE, and do it online through credit card.
Also, if you would like to keep track of the Journey of Hope 2011 - North, you can do so by going HERE.
Thanks and I will keep everyone updated with other sties where you can follow the trek.
Here is a video made by the JOH 2010-North team: