Britney Brimhall and Jonathan Manley are riding their bicycles from Phoenix to Panama to raise $50,000 for heroes and their families.
According to Webster's, a hero is a person of distinguished courage or ability, admired for brave deeds and noble qualities. This could describe a number of protagonists in books, movies, comics, computer games, and legends; Lara Croft, Beowulf, and Spiderman are but a few. But there are also real-life, everyday heroes in our very own communities—law enforcement officers and firefighters. Britney and Jonathan would like to honor these men and women, as well as their families, by supporting the 100 Club of Arizona, a nonprofit organization that offers assistance to the families of public safety officers seriously wounded or killed in the line-of-duty. They are embarking on a real life heroic quest that will require courage and bravery. Their goal is to raise money for those who have harnessed these character traits on a daily basis.
Over the course of three and a half months, they will travel by bicycle through desert, high elevations, the coast, and tropical rain forests. They will explore eight exotic countries, forging their way from Phoenix, Arizona to Panama City, Panama by bicycle. Starting November 2008, they will update you with news from their journey every pedal stroke of the way.
To learn more about the Quest, and how you can help the local heroes in your community, please take a moment to browse this site.
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