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48/10 Ride Against Child Abuse

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Raised by 16 people in 21 days
Since 1979 the National Exchange Club's  National Project has been the prevention of child abuse.  Because one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18, local Exchange Clubs around the United States support a variety of child abuse prevention efforts -- from the donations that the Utah Valley Exchange Club makes to the Family Support and Treatment Center to the The Hamilton House Child and Family Safety Center in Fort Smith, Arkansas and the Family Tree Center  in Billings, Montana.

From June 22 through July 1 (just 10 days!), five intrepid motorcycle riders and one ridiculously committed passenger will travel to each of the 48 continental United States to raise awareness -- and funds -- for the prevention of child abuse.  Your donations will help fund the Exchange Club's efforts to protect children from abuse. 

You donation will go directly to the National Exchange Club Foundation, which will distribute the funds to the local Exchange Club that you designate -- so be sure to tag the your local club in the comment for your donation (i.e., #UtahValley).  If no local club is tagged, the funds will be used by the National Exchange Club Foundation to support the Exchange Club's programs of service, including the national project -- the prevention of child abuse.
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Next up in our introductions, our support team from Arizona: Trevor and Jerry,

Trevor is a business owner with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. He is skilled in Digital Marketing, Intelligence Analysis, Entrepreneurship, and Editing.

Trevor also serves as the President of the Exchange Club of Chandler and was recently awarded the All-American Volunteer of the Year Award.

Something else you should know about Trevor (this isn't from the bio he sent us): He's awesome! Trevor heard about the 48 State Ride Against Child Abuse from Grant at the Exchange Club Mid-Winter meeting in Las Vegas. He immediately asked, "Would you like a support car?" He has been "all in" from that moment.

Jerry wasn't far behind. Jerry serves the Exchange Club as President of the Southwest District, which covers all of Arizona plus New Mexico and the Great State of El Paso. He will join Trevor as pilot of the support vehicle that will travel with the bikers, chronicling the journey for you, me, and posterity. :)

This ride is getting close! Thanks for following along.
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We thought it might be helpful for you to get to know the riders who are sacrificing their time and their derrières to participate in this fundraisers. We'll start with Grant and Ceci.

Grant's adventures in long-distance riding began when he bought his first Harley-Davidson motorcycle -- as a more practical way to commute. It had to be a Harley, because that's what his Grandpa Hellyer had ridden with his buds over 100 years ago (see pic). The next summer the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) rallied in Billings, MT. Grant has friends there so he grabbed one of his daughters, strapped her to the bike (literally) and hit the road. Things really go serious when Grant met Steve Peacock, who planted the bug of Ironbutt riding. With Steve planning the rides, Grant has done three "Saddlesore 1000" rides, a "Bun Burner 1500", a "50CC" (coast to coast in under 50 hours) , and one previous 48/10. What Grant really likes about motorcycle touring is the chance to spend quality time with his daughters.

Ceci has been on the pillion of Grant's bike for dozens of rides, including to Jackson, WY, throughout southern Utah, and the very first Ride Against Child Abuse back in 2009. Now set to take on the 10th annual ride, Ceci loves adventure, people, Dr. Pepper, Captain America, and Winston ("her" Aussie).
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$965 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 16 people in 21 days
Funds raised will benefit:
The National Exchange Club Foundation
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