Charities Supported by ANAPRC Members
When pro cyclists are not on the bike they are giving back to their communities or supporting charitable causes.
I know first hand through my Dad’s traumatic brain injury and my own broken leg, how a life altering injury can affect quality of life. In a sport like cycling, it is always a tangible thought about what could happen if things take a turn for the worst. I’m honored to support those of our clan who have been in the unfortunate place of confronting this reality. We need to help each other up when we fall.
About the High Fives: The High Fives Foundation supports the dreams of mountain action sports athletes by raising injury prevention awareness while providing resources and inspiration to those who suffer life-altering injuries. Since the Foundation’s January 2009 inception, the Empowerment program service has assisted 159 athletes from 31 states in nine respective funding categories which include: living expenses, insurance, travel, health, healing network, adaptive equipment, winter equipment, programs and “stoke” (positive energy, outlook and attitude).
The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservatory (SAHC) protects the lands that inspired me to be the cyclist that I am today.
When I came down to college at Lees-McRae, I was in total awe of the mountains, dense forests, rushing rivers and streams, quaint historic farms, and high mountain balds and cliffs.
The SAHC serves as both a partner and beneficiary of my Gran Fondo, the Bookwalter Binge.
The main focus of the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s is to help people living with Parkinson’s to improve their quality of life TODAY while battling this degenerative disease.
Obviously, this cause resonates close to my heart, and I am a proud supporter of this foundation and the Parkinson’s community. I see the benefits of all that my father does to keep his body and mind moving forward, from yoga to meditation, daily cycling, speech and dance therapy.
The foundation provides reminders for even those not suffering from this disease that daily maintenance needs to be a part of everyone’s lives as our bodies and minds grow older in a society that is growing to be increasingly more high paced.
I’m an ambassador for the Best Buddies organization.
Our mission of Best Buddies is to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).