Going the Extra Mile

Three Nashville Christians will be cycling 4,000 miles
across America this summer to promote and raise money
for Special Kids Fund, Inc. (SKF) and Greenpeace USA
through a project called Cycle of Life 2003. This
endeavor is unique because it is completely
self-supported. Bikes, equipment, and touring funds
were obtained by selling Cycle of Life ’03 t-shirts,
setting up car washes, and by soliciting sponsorships
from local businesses. There is no
sponsorship van or touring group – just three
determined young men and the long road before them.
The cyclists will be staying mostly at churches (about
40 or them) in the small towns along the way.

The idea behind this campaign is that life is
sustained through the betterment of ourselves, our
children, and our environment. Most of the proceeds
will go to SKF to provide much needed assistance to
disabled children and at-risk or inner city youth and
a remainding portion will be sent to Greenpeace USA
for the specific use of fighting for environmental

The website, www.cycleoflife03.com, offers a reason
for this venture, information about both charities,
how to donate, and brief biographical information
about the three riders – David Dietrich (age 24 from
Nashville), Justin Collett (age 22 from Nashville),
and Brian Hamblen (age 24 originally from Jackson,
TN). For any further information,
please feel free to call 615-370-9257 (ask for Dave
Dietrich), email cycleoflife03@yahoo.com, or visitwww.cycleoflife03.com.


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