On June 20, a group of fraternity men will be in Lakeside as a stop on the journey of their lives. This group of 28 cyclists and nine crew members are participating in Push America’s Journey of Hope, a 3,900-mile cycling event across the country. From Long Beach, Calif., to Washington, D.C., these men will be cycling to raise funds and awareness for people with disabilities.

The team will arrive at the Church of Our Saviour at 6 p.m. for dinner, located at 5147 Show Low Lake Road in Lakeside. Barbara Stone is the main contact. This is their ninth year sponsoring Journey of Hope!

The Journey of Hope team consists of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity men from across the country. The team will cycle an average of 75 miles per day, ending at the National Capitol on Aug. 2. Every cyclist commits to raising a minimum of $5,500 on behalf of people with disabilities in hopes to enhance their quality of life.

Push America’s mission is building leaders of tomorrow by serving people with disabilities today. Push America organizes Journey of Hope each summer, along with other events, in order to promote and raise funds. It is the national philanthropy of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, who founded the organization in 1977 to commit themselves to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities.

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