I'm Biking Across America for Friendship! (Again!)
This summer, I will be biking across America raising awareness for Friendship Circle. The Friendship Circle provides programs and support to special needs children and teens, as well as their families. Programs include weekly Sunday Circle and monthly holiday events. “Friends at Home” is another program in which volunteers, AKA friends, come to visit the child, usually on a weekly basis.
My brother, who is two years younger than me, was diagnosed with autism at a young age and gained a lot from the Friendship Circle. I grew up volunteering for a local Friendship Circle and really enjoyed watching my special friend’s smiles at the Sunday Circles and holiday events. This made a lasting impression on me - teaching me that happiness is a choice and a tool for a successful future. Friendship is not a luxury, and the Friendship Circle provides true and lasting friendships to everyone who enters their programs.
Two years ago, I took up this challenge and it was quite a life changing experience. Every day our group would wake up an hour before first light, pack up all our belonging and head out. A short while into the daily ride, we would experience sunrise and there were no two mornings that were alike. One day the sky could be a bright orange and another day a sky full of clouds would glow pink and purple. This small daily phenom of sunrise reminded me that no matter our differences, us as humans, are really all one family.
By biking across America this summer, I hope to give back to this amazing organization. I would like to show the world how important the Friendship Circle truly is and the lasting impressions they make. Do you want to make a difference in a child’s life and help provide friendship to those who might otherwise be lonely? Please sponsor me in my journey and help give everyone that friend they need.
Join me in spreading friendship,
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