77$20,260financialASSISTANCE$260,036TOTALINGPEDALING WITHPURPOSERESULTS(Left) Like Yann, many children are learning how to use devices like the iPad as an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device. IN 2012Braving the August heat, cyclists from around the region took part in either a 50K or 100K ride to raise funds for children with special needs. Some supporters rode in a shorter family ride or participated as “virtual” riders. Teams raised funds online and in person to provide financial assistance to Heartspring families. 299participants$24,717raised for thefinancial assistance fundFINANCIAL ASSISTANCE<<The Pediatric Services Financial Assistance Fund provides help to families who are unable to afford the therapies their child needs. Heartspring provided a total of $260,036 in assistance to 184 children in the 2012 fiscal year, which was $20,260 more than the previous fiscal year.Photo from PedalFest 2012INCREASEDBY89volunteers386hoursvolunteer
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