Bike for a Life: April 13, 2013
60% of the proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer's Association.
Thank you to our major sponsors:
Tulsa Promenade Mall
Thank you to our in-kind donors:
Bill & Ruth's
Mod's Coffee & Crepes
Green Acres Market
Old School Bagel Cafe
And to all the individuals who gave to make this year's event a success!
Thanks to you we raised $1,797
For the past two years, one of our own, Juan Cruz, has written a poem to share the purpose of Bike for a Life - to support our local pediatric oncology unit. We are blown away by Juan's words and hope the message speaks to you.
Juan Cruz, 7th grade
What is Hope? How do you harvest something you can’t see?
Hope and harvesting both make you drop down to your knees
They make you think about how dirt makes a giant tree
And how a bird waits in that tree waiting for its mom to come with feed
While you’re thinking a nurse walks into the room
With some paper and a shaver, your heart starts to boom
A few months later, you’re in the chemo room, soon the doors will close
You think about the last flower you planted: a rose
Your suitcase in one hand, a watering can in the other
In a way you two resemble each other
You said that you would be okay as long as the rose is alive
Twenty years later both of you still thrive
That rose has not been watered since you left
But the life radiating around it is not a theft
This story ends with two happy survivors
Exceed your purpose and become a hope harvester
Bike for a Life 2011
Thanks to you we raised $10,279
by Juan Cruz
Union 6th grader, and Bike for a Life 'Hope Rider'
Have you heard of the Legend of the Hope Riders?
They are peaceful warriors who ride on life.
The life of the seeds that they plant as they ride.
All to defeat one foe: Cancer, a monstrous beast that lives on fear.
But the riders make sure that the beast can hear:
'On the 14th of May is when we say nay'.
They even made a 15-mile trail for their followers.
To make Cancer's base even more hollow.
If you choose the greater good, we'll be waiting