Project Pedal goes the distance to raise funds
The third annual Project Pedal held on June 18 raised more than $37,000 for Village Project. A record turnout of 330 bike riders of all ages enjoyed an absolutely beautiful summer day in Bay Village as they rode in their choice of five routes that wound throughout the city and surrounding communities.
Executive Director Barb Harrell was grateful, not only for the warm, sunny weather, but also for the support VP received from the community. “Thanks to our 50-plus sponsors, the 50-plus volunteers who helped the event run smoothly, our riders, their fundraising supporters, as well as the Destination Bay Committee, this year’s event was our most successful Project Pedal yet. I hope that those who rode this year will be back again next year. If you didn’t have a chance to participate this year, we hope you will join us for the fun in 2017.”
Village Project’s primary mission is to prepare and deliver delicious, healthy and nourishing meals to local cancer patients and their families. The funds raised by this successful event will be put toward its goal of increasing the number of cooking days per week from two to four. This will enable Village Project to double the number of clients served within Bay Village, Westlake, Avon Lake and Rocky River.
The increase in cooking days will require additional manpower, including a part-time kitchen leader for Mondays and Tuesdays, and volunteer adult cooks, high school student cooks, delivery angels, coordinators and co-craft coordinators. Anyone interested in learning more about these positions can get additional information at ourvillageproject.com.
I am a Bay Village resident and a volunteer for Village Project.