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Contact: Hannah Hrencher
Phone: 316.634.8812

Email: hhrencher@heartspring.org

For Immediate Release

2017/08/31

Heartspring’s PedalFest raises record-breaking amount

Wichita, Kan.—Heartspring’s 14th Annual PedalFest raised more than $104,700 this year with 648 participants riding in the event. Riders, volunteers and supporters were able to make this year’s event the biggest one yet. All funds raised go to the Pediatric Services Financial Assistance Fund to help children on their path to greater independence.

“We want to thank everyone who made this event possible,” Hannah Hrencher, Heartspring special events coordinator, said. “This event continues to grow every year due to the amazing support of our community.”

 

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. Last year, PedalFest raised more than $85,500.

“These funds our crucial to the children we serve,” Hrencher said. “Because of the dollars raised at PedalFest, children will now have access to therapies they might not have otherwise.”

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.

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Notable Quote

"We want to thank everyone who made this event possible. This event continues to grow every year due to the amazing support of our community."

- Hannah Hrencher, Special Events Coordinator

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