Journey of Hope stops in Fallon this weekend

The Journey of Hope riders and their crew members traveled through Northern Nevada last year.

The Journey of Hope riders and their crew members traveled through Northern Nevada last year.

The Journey of Hope North team will be stopping in Fallon on Saturday.

They will spend the evening at a friendship visit with the Humboldt Shredders. This will be the fourth year the team has worked with the Humboldt Shredders to organize a friendship visit in Fallon.

The Journey of Hope is a program of The Ability Experience, the national philanthropy of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, which raises funds and awareness for people with mental and physical disabilities. The Journey of Hope team consists of 90 men from Pi Kappa Phi chapters across the country. The team cycles an average of 75 miles per day, a total of 4,000 miles, beginning in San Francisco (North), Long Beach (South), and Seattle (Trans-America) and arriving in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 13.

For the team, the real journey is not on a bike, but time spent with the people for whom they are riding for. Journey of Hope team members spend every afternoon with people with disabilities in many different community events and activities.

These men are striving for community inclusion of people with disabilities and helped to break the barriers of society that keep people of all abilities from living life to the fullest.

The mission of The Ability Experience is to use shared experiences to support people with disabilities and develop the men of Pi Kappa Phi into servant leaders. The Ability Experience organizes Journey of Hope each June, along with other events, in order to promote the abilities of all people 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.

The Ability Experience and Pi Kappa Phi have raised over $15 million on behalf of people with disabilities and continue to be on the cutting edge of the disability movement. For more information about The Ability Experience summer programs, contact Murphy Siegel at 918-318-5307, msiegel@abilityexperience.org or visit abilityexperience.org.

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