One of the ways that Housewives in the City supports our local New Bern community is by spotlighting a charity during each of our monthly events. This month, we are spotlighting a local charity called Pedaling for Parkinson's. This event has been organized by Bethany Richards, an avid supporter of Housewives in the city.
Here is a quick note from Bethany about how she got involved with Pedaling for Parkinson's as well as some details about the event:
"Finding out years ago that my father is one of the 5 million people affected by PD, I chose to help make a difference. Securing a donation box to my bicycle and 'Pedaling for Parkinson's', I ride as often and to as many places as possible...collecting money that goes toward research and hopefully a cure. Each year my town and I also put on a ride called 'Bernin' to the Beach'. This is a 40 mile bicycle ride from New Bern, NC to Atlantic Beach. It is complete with a police escort, rest stops, and lunch at the end. The money raised goes to my general Pedaling for Parkinson's fund and MJFF. Please help me in these efforts and let's help cure this disease!
When you give today, 100 percent of Team Fox proceeds go straight to MJFF research programs.
Best - Bethany"
Sounds like an incredible cause right? Bethany runs this charity to help support TEAMFOX For Parkinson's Research.
We should all do whatever we can to help support Bethany and Parkinson's research. Let's show that New Bern spirit!
Check out the Bernin' to the Beach Facebook page to learn more: Click Here
Remember to Save The Date: Saturday, October 28 at 8:30 AM - 1 PM
Lasy year the ride raised just over $3k for Parkinson's research! Bethany hopes to double that this year.
All bikes, all levels welcome.
Everyone will stay together in this ride, in order to keep within our police escort, from New Bern to Atlantic Beach.
We pedal 40 miles, with a few stops to hydrate and visit with our supporters.
This is a 'Pedaling for Parkinson's' event so all $$ goes to the Michael J Fox Foundation. $35 gets you a t-shirt and lunch. Volunteers needed, too!
Donate here: https://fundraise.michaeljfox.org/pedalingforparkinsons
Contact us on Facebook here: Facebook
Keep Calm and Pedal On!
See you there!
Hi 👋 My name is Laurie and I am a Social Media Marketing Manager based in New Bern, NC. I am married to the man of my dreams, a mom and in love with my adorable grandson, Noah. I love checking out new local restaurants, festivals and events while searching for great places to host monthly Girls Night Out. You can usually find me checking out all things live music, the best hospitality in town and working on my campaign to bring Bonefish Grill to New Bern-it's going to happen!!