THE MISSION

In an effort to enhance the lives of children affected by cancer, by partnering with Akron Children's Hospital (Akron, OH), our first project focused on the creation of a FUNdraising indoor cycling event that took place on July 30, 2016. The event consisted of three separate group indoor cycling classes that were dedicated towards raising funds to purchase bicycles and helmets for pediatric cancer patients being treated at Akron Children’s Hospital.


THE EVENT

A day of cycling for a cause

Session 1: 80's Themed//  Session 2: 90's Themed//  Session 3: Today's Hits

 


THE OUTCOME

PROJECT ONE raised $3727.10

We were able to give a total of 26 bikes away to children with life threatening illnesses! Thank you to all who helped make this happen!

Our first bike drop was featured on WKYC Channel 3 news.

  WESTLAKE - Several little ones battling life-threatening illnesses received a bike for free this morning.    Six kids received a bike and a helmet. Four of these kids are in remission – one of them is 4-year-old Skylar.    “Bike.  I like it,” said Skylar.    “She couldn’t wait," said Sondra Barksdale, Skylar's mother. "She got up extra early excited.  She was ready to get her bike.”    A Special Wish and a new nonprofit, Project Purpose, teamed up to make this happen.    “This is way better than we could have ever hoped for like all these kids and they’re little faces," said Amanda Puleo, co-founder of Project Purpose. "They’re jumping up and down.  The one little girl said I have a Frozen bike.  My helmet has a crown.  They’re just so excited.”    “It takes a village," said Nicole Ryan, who launched Project Purpose with Puleo in July. "It definitely does but when it’s all said and done it’s definitely worth it.”    Project Purpose organized a “spinning class” to raise enough money for these bikes and helmets.

WESTLAKE - Several little ones battling life-threatening illnesses received a bike for free this morning.

Six kids received a bike and a helmet. Four of these kids are in remission – one of them is 4-year-old Skylar.

“Bike.  I like it,” said Skylar.

“She couldn’t wait," said Sondra Barksdale, Skylar's mother. "She got up extra early excited.  She was ready to get her bike.”

A Special Wish and a new nonprofit, Project Purpose, teamed up to make this happen.

“This is way better than we could have ever hoped for like all these kids and they’re little faces," said Amanda Puleo, co-founder of Project Purpose. "They’re jumping up and down.  The one little girl said I have a Frozen bike.  My helmet has a crown.  They’re just so excited.”

“It takes a village," said Nicole Ryan, who launched Project Purpose with Puleo in July. "It definitely does but when it’s all said and done it’s definitely worth it.”

Project Purpose organized a “spinning class” to raise enough money for these bikes and helmets.


SPECIAL THANKS TO JEREMY CARES

Jeremy Cares surprised us with 2 bikes and an additional $1,000 to add to our funds to purchase bikes for pediatric patients suffering from life threatening illnesses.


PROJECT ONE PARTNERS

 

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