Why I ride
15 years folks!!! Our team, the Ponzio Pedalers, is celebrating its 15th 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 year, I was unable to ride, as I was in West Africa with my daughter and our extended family. But the Ponzio Pedalers did not quit!! With Andy Tuthill as their dedicated captain, they raised more than $12,000! However, in order to reach the goal we need to designate those dollars back to our Creative Arts Therapy Program, we need to raise $25,000 this year. So EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS!! Can you help us get there?
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.