'Ride for a Reason'


The folks over at Alpine Home Medical Equipment in Salt Lake City sponsored a bike ride traversing 80 miles and climbing 6,400 feet over the weekend to raise money to provide children with new wheelchairs.

The second annual "Ride for a Reason" raised about $8,500. Alpine already has two children in mind for new wheelchairs: one child has arthrogriposis multiplex congenital, a rare congenital disorder characterized by multiple joint contractures; and one child has muscular dystrophy. Both were recommended by the local Shriners Hospital for Children.

“There are some families that fall through the cracks,” said President Jay Broadbent. “This is our way of trying to help them out.”

Check out the October issue for the full story—and pictures!

Liz Beaulieu