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Journey of Hope rolls into Carson City

Kimberly Dawson, with Western Nevada College, teaches Robert Woodrum and his mom Homa sign language during the Journey of Hope event at WNC, in Carson City, Nev. on Friday, June 17, 2017. More than 30 cyclists from Pi Kappa Phi fraternities from across the nation visited WNC as part of a cross-country bike ride to help raise awareness about people with disabilities. The annual event includes numerous vendors from local disability-related services, food, music and activities for the kids. Photo by Tim Dunn/Nevada Photo Source
Tim Dunn | Nevada Photo Source

Western Nevada College again hosted a group of cyclists on their way across the country to help people with disabilities.

Journey of Hope is part of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity’s national efforts to serve people with disabilities. Their trek spans 32 states and 12,000 combined miles of cycling.

WNC and the Nevada Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities held several activities near the Dini Library & Student Center to celebrate the cycling team’s visit on June 16. The festivities included activities for children, free food, disability-related resource tables, music, dancing and raffle prizes.

Besides visiting with the participating cyclists, the public was encouraged to connect with local organizations committed to serving and supporting those with disabilities.