Why I ride
12 years folks!!! Our team, the Ponzio Pedalers, is celebrating its 12th year, raising awareness of the power of creative expression to heal our minds, bodies, and spirits. The children and adolescents who benefit from yoga, art, dance/ movement, and music therapies at Children's Hospital Colorado depend on our team to raise money to support this program. Many of these patient families are struggling with depression, bullying, anxiety, psychosis, autism, ADHD, or Kidney Disease, Diabetes, Sickle Cell Anemia...Our therapists bring patients the opportunity to use their voices, develop their internal resources, and create new stories for themselves to foster healing.
This will also be the second year that my daughter will be riding alongside me. At 9 years old, Wonenouon is already a huge fan of the Courage Classic, embodying perseverance, dedication, and team spirit. I'm so proud to see her out there working to climb mountains and raise money for the cause...
I am deeply grateful to every donor who supports our team, for each one believes in the potential of creative expression to heal our youth. Thank you, truly. Thank you.