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Journey of Hope passed through Enumclaw | Ashley House

A team of cyclists participating in the 25th Journey of Hope passed through Enumclaw Thursday as part of a nine-week, 4,000-mile cycling event across the country to raise funds and awareness for people with disabilities.

That evening, the Journey of Hope team had dinner and visited at the Enumclaw Ashley House – an organization that helps serves the needs of families with children who are medically fragile.

Journey of Hope is a program of Push America, the national philanthropy of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, which raises funds and awareness for people with disabilities. The Journey of Hope team consists of men from Pi Kappa Phi chapters across the country. Teams cycle an average of 75 miles per day, beginning in San Francisco and Seattle and ending in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 5.

At stops across the country, members distribute grants directly to organizations serving people with disabilities. The Journey of Hope team members will spend every afternoon with people with disabilities in many different community events and activities.

This year marks Push America’s 35th anniversary and Journey of Hope’s 25th. The organization was founded in 1977 with the hope of committing its members to enhance the lives of people with disabilities. With the combined efforts of sponsors and individual team members, this year’s Journey of Hope will raise more than $500,000. Push America and Pi Kappa Phi have raised more than $15 million.

For more information about this event or more on Push America’s summer programs, contact Paul Willar at 704-504-2400 ext. 159 or visit www.pushamerica.org.

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