Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Biking for charity
Some of you have probably already heard about the Jenkins brothers' bicycle ride for charity. Bobby, Raleigh and Dennis are owners/managers of three different ABC Termite and Pest Control offices in Austin, Houston and Dallas, respectively. For many months they have been planning a bicycle ride from Austin to Calgary, Alberta, Canada to benefit their favorite charities. Bobby is riding for Caritas of Austin, an organization that helps low income families and individuals with food and housing assistance, Dennis is riding for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society and Raleigh is riding for the National Kidney Foundation of Southeast Texas. They started their trip on Sunday and will be keeping a blog of their exploits at http://www.goanteater.com/blog/
I don't know about you, but I admire any family who loves each other well enough to spend a vacation together, much less a cross country bicycle trip with saddle sores and all the other accompanying pains and irritations. As a bicycle rider myself (my wife and I did the Dallas MS 150 ride last year) I have even greater appreciation for the challenge these three guys are facing.
Hurray for the Jenkins brothers, and for all of you finding creative ways to give back to your communities. Anyone wanting to contribute financially to what these guys are doing can go to their website. Let's all wish them godspeed and safety on the road.