A Nyack man is riding his bike from New York to Georgia to help raise money for a sick 11-year-old girl.
Dave Nazaroff is co-founder of The Ride to Give, a 501(c)3 non-profit that raises funds and awareness for children with long-term illnesses and special needs. Volunteer bicyclists complete to rides and collect money to benefit a different child in need with each ride. Along with his wife and co-founder Kaete Nazaroff, Dave posts updates on Facebook and their website to keep supporters up to date on their progress.
This charity ride's recipient, 11-year-old Callie Truelove, suffers from Williams Syndrome, a heart defect, along with numerous other medical conditions. Callie suffers every day with seizures, high blood pressure, a heart condition, balance issues, body and spatial awareness, asthma and anxiety, according to the charity's website.
Dave will begin his ride on July 6, 2014 and ride over 900 miles to Gainesville, GA to deliver the check to Callie personally. His 5-6 day ride will culminate with the Sunshine on a Ranney Day (SOARD) makeover bedroom reveal on July 12.
Nazaroff, a ten-time Ironman competitor, completed the first annual ride from Nyack to Atlanta, riding over 900 miles by bicycle in just five days to raise funds for the family of Tripp Halstead. Tripp suffered a traumatic brain injury in fall of 2012. The Ride to Give raised $180,000 for the Halstead family.
In addition to the funds raised to help with medical expenses, Ride to Give partners with Sunshine on a Ranney Day, a 501(c)3 that renovates rooms and homes for children with illnesses and special needs.
To donate to Callie's cause, click here.
To learn more about Ride to Give, click here.