Fraternity members cycle across America - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/12/10

Fraternity members cycle across America to benefit disabled citizens

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A team of cyclists participating in Journey of Hope made a pit stop in Lubbock Monday, July 12 to continue raising funds and awareness for people with disabilities. The Journey of Hope team consists of men from the national fraternity Pi Kappa Phi.

The team will cycle an average of 75 miles per day. The team made a stop in their 4,000 mile journey at the Lubbock State Supported Living Center for dinner, which is an organization that serves as a home to nearly 300 people with disabilities. The journey began in Seattle June 9 and will end in Washington D.C. August 14.

The Journey of Hope team members will spend every afternoon with people with disabilities in many different community events and activities. The cyclists are striving to help break the barriers of society that keep people of all abilities from living life to the fullest.

Push America and Pi Kappa Phi raised over $13 million to date on behalf of people with disabilities and this year will raise more than $500,000 thanks to sponsors.

Journey of Hope is a program of Push America, the national charity of Pi Kappa Phi. The organization has committed its members to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities since 1977.

For more information on Push America, log on to www.pushamerica.org.

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