Riding a bicycle is a common activity for most children. In fact, more than 70 percent of all U.S. children age 5 - 14 ride a bike (according to Bikes Belong, a national cycling resource). Many of us have fond memories of riding bikes through our neighborhoods as children or teaching our own kids how to ride their bikes.
But for a child who struggles to even walk, riding a bicycle may seem like an unattainable dream. Variety the Children's Charity of Pittsburgh, recently launched a new initiative to provide adaptive bikes to children with disabilities. The program, called "My Bike," builds custom bikes for local children who have limited mobility. Variety is hoping to give away 200 bikes this holiday season.
At Edgar Snyder & Associates, we've helped thousands of people with disabilities – including children. We've witnessed what they go through, and we've seen the hardships their families endure. Each adaptive bike costs approximately $1,800, and for many families, it's a cost they can't afford.
That's why our law firm decided to get involved.
Our goal at Edgar Snyder & Associates is to provide bicycles to two children for the 2012 holiday season. You can help us reach this goal in two ways:
1. Go to our Facebook fan page and "Like" the Variety tab.
2. Re-pin the image on our Variety webpage to Pinterest.
Our goal is to receive 3,600 new "Likes" or "Re-pins." Please join with us to help Variety make dreams of freedom and mobility come true for children with special needs.