Chris Rupp Coast to Coast Ride for Wishes
Hi! My name is Chris Harley Rupp,
I'm 25 and this year I have the amazing opportunity to work with Make-A-Wish® starting May 28th in Seattle, Washington, I
will be departing on my bicycle for Miami, Florida. The distance is approximately 6,000 miles and my goal along the way is to do several things:
1.) Bring awareness to the incredible and amazing work that Make-A-Wish does.
2.) Raise $100,000 for Make-A-Wish to godirectly to wish granting.
3.) Give people everywhere something to smile about!
In 2006, I finished High School and within a week after crossing the stage, I became a member of my local hometown Fire Department. Joining the department allowed me to be a part of something much larger than I was ever before and it gave me a great opportunity to give back. The training was rigorous and at times very difficult, but I kept in mind the end goal: to serve those when they need it most.
After being on the service for 5 years, I wanted to go a step further and give something back to the Fire Service that had given me so much. I organized, planned and executed a cross-country bike ride from San Francisco to New York City. Along the way, fellow brothers and sisters of the Fire Service joined me in the 4,281 mile journey. With great humility and pride, the efforts
that summer raised nearly $100,000 and most importantly, it was able to touch the lives of thousands of people across the country from all walks of life.
Make-A-Wish is a very special organization to me becasue of the work they do. Life is amazing and there are few things better in this world than being able to be there for someone, in their time of need. As a firefighter, when the tones go off, we race to be there for other people. It's a duty we took. Make-A-Wish does the same kind of work as they work to help the families and friends of those facing life-threatening medical conditions. They are there to offer hope, dreams, memories and most importantly; to make a wish a reality.
Saying that, I humbly ask for you to join me and help support Make-A-Wish. Together, we can make a difference that goes
far beyond what one individual can go. Together, we can make wishes come true.
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