A 27-year-old Sarasota man is headed to Alaska from Key West's Southernmost Point on an 8,000-mile solo cycling journey. He’s raising money and awareness for hospice care.
J.W. Frye thought of the journey he calls "One Bike, One Cause" after his mother received hospice care in Pennsylvania before losing her battle with brain cancer. He hopes to end his ride in about six months at Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.
“The six month time frame of this ride is very significant because it reflects the amount of time of diagnosis that people are coming in to hospice with and I would love to show just how much life can be lived and how many people can be affected and how much change you can wrought in the world in 6 months time,” said Frye.
Frye plans to visit hospices along the way while raising awareness for a national bill being drafted to provide free grief counseling for bereaved children. Follow his journey at www.onebikeonecause.org.
Friday, 25 February 2011 06:34
HospicebikerWritten by Amy Tardif