Four terrific young men who will come through Tallahassee on Monday, Oct 25 on their 4,000 mile cross country bike ride as they raise money for a non-profit foundation that helps recent widows with dependent children.
Their trip was motivated by a tragedy that was publicized all across the U.S. last Thanksgiving, and even internationally. John Jones was trapped upside down in Utah’s Nutty Putty Cave for over 28 hours before he finally succumbed. Rescue workers called his struggle heroic, a person normally lasting 8 hours under such conditions. He left his wife, Emily, a 13-month-old daughter and an unborn son. Baby John was born June 15th.
Not-for-Profit Foundation receiving donations:
Emily gratefully received an outpouring of kindness and support following John’s death. She wondered how widows make it who grieve alone. So when her brother, Dan, wanted to raise money for her via a ccross-countrybike trip, she suggested that instead they donate funds raised to widows who lack the support she has had. The Liz Logelin Foundation was identified as the recipient of their efforts. (See link) 100% of donations go to the foundation. Aside from sponsorships, cyclists will pay their own trip expenses.
The 4 cyclists began their trip Oct 4th in Virginia Beach, will travel down the East Coast, then across the southern U.S., reaching San Diego, CA in mid-December.