Honor Elyse with Helmets and Lights

 
Raised: $5,060.00
Goal: $5,000.00
 
 
 

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Rachel Hiltsley

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Elyse Stern was a friend of many and her loss has been devastating to this community. We did not need a loss like this to remind us of life's beauty or to live each day fully; we already... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Updated posted by Rachel Hiltsley 12 months ago

Hey guys! It's been a couple days since we got any donations! We are going to pull the money out this week so if you're thinking about donating, mows your chance!

 
 
 

Updated posted by Rachel Hiltsley 12 months ago

We are at over $4500 with the cash we've gotten! That means we only have 10% left! Would you mind sharing this on your wall so we can get there this week? Once we are all the way there we will continue to update here. Xoxo

 
 
 

Updated posted by Rachel Hiltsley 12 months ago

Hey guys! Guess what?! With cash in hand we are over $4000! We're in the home stretch now and are starting to look at pricing for no install bike lights. Thanks for all the help you have all been. It is really magical. Xo

 
 
 
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Created by Rachel Hiltsley on April 3, 2013

Elyse Stern was a friend of many and her loss has been devastating to this community. We did not need a loss like this to remind us of life's beauty or to live each day fully; we already do this. What this great loss has triggered is a response to try and insure something similar doesn't happen again. A bike light, a helmet, better city planning for bikers- perhaps none of these things would have saved Elyse from a very intoxicated person driving a car, but it doesn't mean we shouldn't take action to avoid future accidents. This fund is an early step.


Any donation will go to subsidizing access to affordable helmets and lights, as well as to educating both drivers and cyclists as to the rules of the road, such as they are.


Despite great strides, especially here in Minneapolis, our society is structured around the automobile and will be so for the foreseeable future. In light of this, access to safety and awareness on cyclists' behalf is necessary in order to safe-guard themselves before and after a collision. Lights and helmets not only help to avoid collisions but also further insure that when collisions do happen, that responsibility is more equitably distributed.


With your help we can take steps toward a city where tragedy strikes the simple act of mobility less.


 
 
 
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Thank you for your consideration. I'll communicate better after we get through the memorial today. Xo

posted by Rachel Hiltsley 12 months ago

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posted by Rachel Hiltsley 12 months ago

Hey Rachel, I love the idea of this. I was just wondering how you were planning on distributing the funds? I'll gladly donate and pass this along to my network if I know the distribution plan.

posted by Jordan Smith 12 months ago

This sounds like a great project. How do you plan on using the funds?

posted by Unny Nambudiripad 12 months ago

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