Going the Extra Mile for Disability Awareness

This summer, junior Taylor Thompson will be joining members of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity from universities across the country on a 64-day bike ride from Los Angeles, Calif. to Washington, D.C., to promote disability awareness.

This 4,000 mile Journey of Hope will be highlighted by dozens of presentations in communities across the nation on the capabilities of those living with disabilities. After cycling for an average of 75 miles each day, the team will take part in special events in which they will present grants to organizations and meet the people they are helping.

The Journey of Hope is sponsored by Push America, an organization founded by the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity in 1977 with the goal of building leaders for tomorrow by serving people with disabilities today. Its members have raised more than $15 million for Push America since its establishment.

This year’s effort is committed to raising more than $500,000 in support of people with disabilities, and Thompson has pledged to personally raise a minimum of $1,500 in support of this goal.

For more information or to make a tax-deductible donation to Push America, contact Taylor Thompson at 573.225.6407 or tmt1161@truman.edu.
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