Contact: Megan Berry, Special Events Coordinator
For Immediate Release
Heartspring’s 15th annual PedalFest meets fundraising goal
Wichita, Kan.—Heartspring’s 15th Annual PedalFest met its goal of $102,500 this year with the help of 721 riders, more than 200 hundred volunteers and several community supporters. All funds raised go to the Pediatric Services Financial Assistance Fund to help children on their path to greater independence.
“We are so grateful for everyone’s support,” Megan Berry, Heartspring special events coordinator, said. “This year’s event would not have been successful without the generosity of our sponsors, the funds raised by riders and donors and our volunteers’ help.”
Pediatric Services offers a wide variety of therapies including occupational, physical and speech therapies as well as audiology services to more than 850 local children ages birth to 21. Not all insurance companies consistently cover the therapy costs needs for these children, potentially making it difficult for their families to keep up financially.
“The funds we raised are incredibly important,” Berry said. “With these funds, Heartspring can give free and reduced-fee therapy services to countless children and families.”
The ride was fully supported with Support and Gear (SAG) Stops on every route for cyclists to rest, rehydrate and replenish. After the ride, there was a Post-Ride Celebration on Heartspring’s campus to enjoy lunch, the beer garden, music and family activities. For more information go to pedalfest.org.
Heartspring creates hope and opportunity that changes the lives of children with special needs and their families. The residential school, outpatient pediatric services and Autism Services programs aim to help children of all ages succeed by gaining the skills necessary for a more independent lifestyle. More information at www.heartspring.org.