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HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE SOCIETY OF AMERICA INC. MID-ATLANTIC REGION

Woody Guthrie Bike Tour

Donations as of December 18, 2014:

$170.00 Raised Offline
$1,910.00 Raised Online
$2,080.00 Total Raised

Woody Guthrie Bike Tour

This new year brings us many anniversaries worth celebrating: it's been 150 years since emancipation began and the Homestead and Pacific Railway Acts were signed into law. It has also been 100 years since Woody Guthrie was born. Guthrie, an iconic American folk singer, was a wanderer whose experiences closely related to the growth of the frontier and railroad (sparked by those aforementioned Acts). He was also an anti-racist activist who believed that there was still a long way to go on the road to equality. Using  his story as a sort of compass, I will take to the road in spring to cycle cross-country and chronicle major persons, places and events in American labor, industrial and music history.

No trip in honor of Woody Guthrie would be complete without good works. That's why I have decided to raise visibility for bicycle cooperatives around the US and money for the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA). This organization was founded by Woody's widow, Marjorie Guthrie, to eradicate the disease that laid her husband low. As I wend my way across the American landscape I plan to stop at Centers of Excellence run by the HDSA and to meet with individuals and families who live with the realities of Huntington's. By sharing their stories and bringing attention to this vastly under-recognized disease, I can do my part to help make it a thing of the past.

You can join me in this effort by donating to the HDSA. 100% of donations go directly to the organization. May you always find the wind at your back and the road under your feet,

 

-Mike Fink

 

 

Supporters

Comment Donation
Paul Knoblock My gal and I met you on the Katy Trail... I was pulling a trailer. Just found the card you handed me. Still riding?....
$25.00
Jon Coren If someone looked up the words tikkun olam in a dictionary, there would be a picture of you on your bike:)
$50.00
Lacey You are such an inspiration! Thank you for putting in so much effort to help a very very important cause
$50.00
Katy Phillips Sorry I missed you while you were in Pittsburgh!
$100.00
Laura Humbert Thanks from the Western PA Chapter of HDSA!
$100.00
Morgan, Pat & Scott McLane welcome to the burg!
$100.00
John and Sadie Meakin Keep those wheels turning.
$200.00
Mike DeVoll
$30.00
Awesome Friends This is the money I raised from the shirts Jess and I made. Thanks to everyone who bought a Guthrie 2012 shirt!
$170.00*
mckay jenkins Good luck from fellow Dog Parkers!
$50.00
Liana Go Mike Go! Proud of you, bb. :)
$10.00
Deane Adrian Brannen-Jurgenson
$10.00
MEMA & POPPA PETE Good luck, enjoy the trip and be safe. With love.
$500.00
Aunt Cindy, Uncle Brad & Lauren Have fun & be safe! See you on the left coast!
$200.00
The Gibsons Mike, Best of luck in your travel & goal!!
$50.00
Karen Rosenberg and Tom Rocek For Woody!
$50.00
Thomas O Youre the man Fink.
$10.00
Linda W. Thompson Good luck. A big thanks for supporting HDSA.
$100.00
Karl Hassler Bucket ride and a good cause to boot! Live it.
$25.00
Robyn, Ian and the Pirie family Good for you, Mike! Best of luck and safe cycling
$100.00
Lucy O'Donnell You're incredible!!
$25.00
Dan Sweeney Good luck, Fink! I'm proud of you.
$75.00
Theresa, Dave and Natalie Hughes Go Bikinvikin! Thank you for supporting HDSA
$50.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$170
Raised Online
$1,910
Total Raised
$2,080
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