Eric Rides For Charity

$4,229 of $10k goal

Raised by 95 people in 24 months
Eric Widing  BARRE, MA

My name is Eric Widing, 

I am riding a bicycle from San Francisco, California to Boston, Massachusetts.  This journey across the United States is approximately 3,100 miles. 

I intend to embark on such an endeavor for a simple purpose, and that is to raise awareness and unite the good will of many.  My vision of this collaborative effort is to help make a positive change in the lives of those who could benefit greatly from our modest assistance. 

I am riding for the benefit of the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention, The Wounded Warrior Project, and The California Drought Organization. In addition, I intend to support both The Rise Above Foundation and the John Burton Foundation, providing services for foster children in both Worcester, Ma and San Francisco, Ca. ALL proceeds go to charity.

My goal is simple and is intended to spread a positive message of compassion and unity.  I do this to honor the traumatized, the confused and those who are too special to lose. I do this to honor those whose sacrifices are too often easily overlooked.  I do this to futher raise awareness of the ongoing drought that plagues the state of California. I do this to support children in foster care with limited resources and opportunity, for our future lies in their hands.  Together we can manifest our good will, help those in need, and express our compassion and unity from coast to coast.   

My sacrifice is modest, yet will test the resiliance of the human spirit.  The underlying and overwhelming feeling is this: we are all connected, we are all one. We must help each other to create a better world for those who will follow in our footsteps.

Follow me on my journey across the United States of America.  Along the way I will document my story and the story of others who represent the causes that our charity can support.

ericridesforcharity.wordpress.com

Thank you!

Sincerely,

Eric J.  Widing

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Update 4
Posted by Eric Widing
21 months ago
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Woah! thanks everybody getting a lot of crucial support by an eclectic and generous group of friends and family ! gonna be a scorcher today. Maybe I'll make Reno by morning, but I have a feeling Im in for some serious Sierra Foothills action. Todays ride is dedicated to the Cranston Family, rest in peace, Jason.
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Update 3
Posted by Eric Widing
21 months ago
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I want to share my instagram with everyone so you can follow along some of my photos from along the way and it seems like my fund raising website is bugging out not being able to accept donations. So bear with me look at some photos in the meantime. my tag name is whereswiding -thanks !
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Update 2
Posted by Eric Widing
21 months ago
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Hey everyone, such a humbling feeling knowing how charitable people have been to help raise money for some righteous causes. I'm packing my gear, checking my self and about to embark on a totally excellent adventure of epic pre portions. spanning a continent we've come to know as North America. I'll be keeping you updated and getting the wordpress blog page rolling today. Bought some new photo and video gear and will make an honest effort to upload a lot of cool content. details to follow.
San Francisco, and the journey begins
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Update 1
Posted by Eric Widing
24 months ago
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Truly humbled by the amount of support shown thus far. A big thanks to everyone who has contributed on the first day.
here is a link to some very insightful reading material
https://www.afsp.org/understanding-suicide/frequently-asked-questions
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$4,229 of $10k goal

Raised by 95 people in 24 months
Created March 27, 2015
Eric Widing  
BW
$15
Bill W
19 months ago
DF
$25
Dennis & Collin Fleming
19 months ago

WTG Eric.

CW
$10
Chris Williams
19 months ago

Here's to airport meetings! Great job!

$25
Anonymous
19 months ago
MF
$15
Michael Fiorill
19 months ago
QN
$500
QPLI nc
19 months ago
SB
$14
Sydney Bailey
19 months ago

Great work!

DS
$50
David Siegel
19 months ago

So proud of you Wido! Glad you made it home safe and sound. Can't wait to hear some stories from the road. Love from Britt and I!

EH
$10
Erika Helnarski
19 months ago

way to go Wides! glad you eluded the shadow people along the way.

PP
$100
pamela perkins
19 months ago
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