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.

Warmest Wishes,
Chris Rupp

If you wish to make a donation please click on the 'Donate Today' button and select your local chapter either by name or based on your zip code. It is important that the money you contribute goes to help your local kids. Thank you!

Help Me Reach My Goal

So far I've raised $8,822.00.

Honor Roll

Great Scott's Pizza

Amount:

$302.00

Hance Anderson

Amount:

$200.00

Jared and Liz Nelson

Amount:

$100.00

Buck Buchanan

Amount:

$100.00

Chris, What a great thing your doing. Linda and I were honored to host you in Valencia, Ca

Mark Zinser

Amount:

$50.00

Bruce Hebgen

Amount:

$20.00

Way to go Chris!!!

Joshua Webber

Amount:

$25.00

Good for you man!

John Bracey

Amount:

$115.00

Next time, either wear long sleeves or apply sunblock more often. Those tan lines looked like borderline 2nd degree burns.

Rene' Ask

Amount:

$50.00

Connie York

Amount:

$110.00

You gave us 110% on the ride here is ours. Love Mom, Dave and Grandma Betty

Nancy Hensley

Amount:

$50.00

Keep on riding, Chris!!

Robert Maass

Amount:

$100.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$50.00

Crystal Alifanow

Amount:

$20.00

Thank you Chris!

Thomas Dougherty

Amount:

$5.00

Ariana Cohen

Amount:

$25.00

What you're doing is amazing! Ride strong and stay safe!

Anonymous

Amount:

$40.00

Anna Young

Amount:

$50.00

Keep going strong!!!

William Schiller

Amount:

$50.00

Nice meeting you today at the Arch in StL!

Kevin Rouse

Amount:

$100.00

It was great meeting you, be safe!

Clarence and Diane Granger

Amount:

$2,000.00

You couldn't ride for a better cause. Have a safe trip!

carol butchart

Amount:

$50.00

you're awesome!

Bruce Newton

Amount:

$25.00

1/2 way thru your ride. Thought you needed a boost and another share on facebook!

Carmen Zajicek

Amount:

$50.00

Thinking of you and your hard work to raise money on your own for such a great cause!

Barbra Mathewson

Amount:

$75.00

Thanks Chris awesome job your doing!

Lou Vito

Amount:

$100.00

Funds raised in Durango, Thank You Chris!!!

Luke Wendt

Amount:

$100.00

From your Friends in Buckeye Nation. Go Bucks!

Don and Debbie Chapman

Amount:

$500.00

Chris, it was an honor to meet you. We admire what you are doing and wish you safe travels. God bless you!

Julia Simons

Amount:

$100.00

Mr. Rupp, you are a selfless young man on a wonderful mission. If you ride in VA, I hope to come out to show support. Thank you!!

Mindy Blau-Burns

Amount:

$25.00

You are a Hero, Safe Travels!!

Kingman Firefighters Association

Amount:

$200.00

What a great person! Thank you Chris for including the Kingman Fire Department in your stops along the way. Stay safe!

Peter Walton

Amount:

$100.00

Be safe Chris and Great Job!!!

bart sorenson

Amount:

$100.00

have a good ride chris.id like to congratulate you and shake your hand when your back in wi.

Anonymous

Amount:

$200.00

This is an amazing and unselfish feat, thank you for your service, ride safely

Amount:

$250.00

Mark Duncan

Amount:

$100.00

Looking forward to our ride!

Veronica Zecchini

Amount:

$25.00

Just read about you in The Siuslaw News - have a safe trip!

Heidi Flanagan

Amount:

$25.00

God be with you, Chris!

San Francisco Local 798

Amount:

$2,000.00

Santa Rosa Local 1401

Amount:

$500.00

Taylor Hering

Amount:

$30.00

YOLO

FIrefighter Dennis Rutkowski

Amount:

$100.00

Strong work Chris!

Rod Nakanishi

Amount:

$50.00

Bike Strong Chris!

Erin Olson

Amount:

$20.00

Nice to meet you on the medical aid Chris. Good luck!

Kerry Schultz

Amount:

$25.00

You're an inspiration Chris! Love all your pictures on your travels! Pedal on! :)

Anonymous

Amount:

$20.00

Met you today at the Trees of Mystery, what you are doing and have done is very commendable. Best wishes

Jim Langborg

Amount:

$25.00

Good job Chris!

Elizabeth Phelps

Amount:

$25.00

Kenton Roberts

Amount:

$25.00

Karen Leonard Berg

Amount:

$25.00

Ludetke Storm-Mackey

Amount:

$50.00

Tom O'Rourke

Amount:

$25.00

Keep it up Chris!!

Jobe Youssi

Amount:

$30.00

Jolyn Bemis

Amount:

$25.00

Amount:

$120.00

Bruce Newton

Amount:

$25.00

Joanna Pirtle

Amount:

$5.00

Kristin Servais

Amount:

$100.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$10.00