Please Help Me Change Lives
Most of you know our story. Isabela, now 16, was diagnosed with arthritis at 12 months old. Its been a journey with one of those twists of richness made possible by people we meet. Isabela met her people at Camp Twin Lakes. She has learned about herself and how to relate to and even treat her arthritis and related complications through connections and conversations one can only have at a place like Camp Twin Lakes. And Camp Twin Lakes can only be if we support it.
On October 21st, I will be riding in Spin For Kids to raise money for Camp Twin Lakes, an incredible organization that provides camp programs for children with serious illnesses, disabilities, and other life challenges. In 2017, Camp Twin Lakes served over 10,000 campers, levereged support from 3,500 volunteers, and subsidized 70% ($550/week) of the direct camp costs for every camper served. In our case, the Arthritis Foundation provides additional support, so children with arthritis go to camp at no cost to their families.
Why I Ride
I ride for Isabela and her friends. I ride for Jared Jones, who died of complications associated with lupus when he was 17 years old. I'm participating in Spin For Kids because I want to make a difference in the lives of CTL campers. Every $110 I raise funds a day of camp for a Camp Twin Lakes camper. During just one day at CTL, that camper could climb the rock wall for the first time, share a hidden talent at a talent show, learn about healthy eating through a fun cooking class, and make new friends who understand what it's like to take medicine every day or spend time in the hospital. Camp gives kids an opportunity to build their confidence and capabilities without worrying about their extraordinary day to day challenges.
Why You Should Sponsor Me
100% of the money you donate goes directly to campers at Camp Twin Lakes, so your gift will truly make a difference in a child's life! I'm taking the challenge to ride and fundraise to give children an incredible Camp experience, and I hope you'll support me as I change gears to change lives!