Diane's FCBA Global Challenge Ride
My Mileage Goal: 1000
My Primary Activity: Bicycling Outdoors
This is an unusual time. We're stuck at home, isolated, and feeling a bit vulnerable to a serious infectious disease for the first time. How will we respond?
I chose to join a virtual community through which to stay active and address one of the largest causes of endemic diseases around the world: poor shelter. We're collectively undertaking 50,000 miles to virtually traverse the globe -- 80 countries in 80 days -- and raise at least $200,000, with your help. I am trying to raise $2500 of the $200,000 and ride 1000 miles of the 50,000 miles.
Toward the end of week 8 as a group we have ridden (or walked) over 50,000 miles accomplishing our mileage goal and have raised over $100,000. We are only a little over half way to our fundraising goal. I still have $800 to go to reach my new goal. To help me out on my goal and help the Fuller Center reach their goal, click on the "Donate Now" button. I will match any donation up to $1000 total between now and the end of the challenge.
Globally, houses of mud walls and floors combined with poor sanitation create an environment for life-threatening diseases like Chagas, severe diarrhea, cholera, typhoid, and malaria. Diarrhea alone claims the lives of more than 800,000 children every year (Source: CDC).
The work of The Fuller Center for Housing seeks to address these issues. It's an ecumenical Christian 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping families of all backgrounds have decent, healthy homes in 70 communities around the USA and in 19 countries around the world. Go to https://fullercenter.org/ for more information. With the devastating loss of volunteer trips and fundraising events, all at a time when people are being told to 'stay in your homes,' this support is needed now more than ever.
Fuller Center families put in sweat equity for their homes, and pay it forward with a no-profit, no-interest loan. As I stay active and put in some sweat of my own, will you join me in supporting the wonderful work that they do?
Thank you so much, and stay healthy and well!
p.s. Check out some pictures below of building and biking with the Fuller Center...
2019 Legacy Build in Beauregard, AL - p. 2
Fuller Center for Housing - biking and building
2019 Legacy Build in Beauregard, AL - p. 1
Map of 2020 Fuller Center Global Challenge - We made our mileage goal!!!
Shows the "route" of the Global Challenge virtual bike ride going through many of the countries where the Fuller Center has local affiliates. As of July 22, adding all our "at home" miles together we made our 50,000 mile goal. Now we have to concentrate on our $ goal :).