Why I ride
13 years folks!!! Our team, the Ponzio Pedalers, is celebrating its 13th 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.
I also ride with my daughter, Wonenouon, a strong 10 year old riding in her 3rd Courage Classic with pride and tenacity that inspires us all. We are both fortunate to be healthy enough to ride, and to be part of such an awesome team for all the kids of Children's.
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.