As we get closer to the big ride at Hotter n’ Hell, we get closer to pivoting and gearing up for World Prematurity Day, which is on November 17. If you haven’t heard about this day and this campaign, it’s a great opportunity to connect globally and heighten the awareness that there are families who mourn the loss of a child. Born too soon, gone too soon is my theme for that day.
Special activities will take place worldwide on that day and I’m working to put my 2 cents in the fray. I’m working to coordinate a 17 mile “bike ride of silence” to give a voice to the invisible tears and silent joy experienced by parents, friends, family members who move forward without their loved ones. As I’ve always said, cycling gives a complete perspective of moving forward, staying present, and overcoming challenges, which is what we do to honor our loved ones.
I’m so appreciative of all the many folks who have donated money and pledged miles; the shared stories and experiences have all been heartwarming, as well as the encouraging voices. I’m truly humbled by the outpouring of support. But we aren’t done and I know you will join me on this important and exciting new venture for World Prematurity Day 2012. We have another opportunity to ride!
Please check back for more information, or leave your email address and I’ll forward the location, roll-out time, etc. This is going to be BIG, and I invite you to jump on your bike and rollout with me.