Bike for Hope event in Shelton boosts local charity

More than 100 bicyclists, walkers and hand-cyclists participated in the second annual Connecticut Bike for HOPE on May 23 at Veterans Memorial Park (the Riverwalk) in Shelton.

Shown here are a few of the more than 50 volunteers who helped plan and run the Connecticut Bike for HOPE in Shelton.

Shown here are a few of the more than 50 volunteers who helped plan and run the Connecticut Bike for HOPE in Shelton.

Participants traveled from three to 50 miles during the event, helping to raise over $22,000 through bike registrations and donations. More than 20 local businesses sponsored the event.

The event also increased awareness of the nonprofit Moving with HOPE’s mission — to provide financial resources and skill sets to help people with long-term disabilities remain independent in their community.

With donations being collected until June 23, organizers hope to exceed over $25,000 in donations.

 

Proceeds benefit Valley residents

Ninety percent of all proceeds go to physical rehabilitation, respite care for caregivers and recreation to Valley residents who have been discharged from their insurance-based therapies and need to continue their progress.

The goal is to keep these residents out of nursing home care or avoid becoming homebound.

Learn how to help by calling 203-513-8424 or going to www.ctbikeforhope.org.

 

 

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