Employee Bikes For a Cause at “America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride”

3,500 riders biked for a greater cause this past Sunday, June 1st, as the 23rd annual America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride took place on the shores of scenic Lake Tahoe. The race is part of the Bike the West series and is biked in conjunction with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, benefiting blood cancer research and providing education and patient services.

One of the riders, Hilly Freedman, is a employee who has been training for the 100-mile race for quite some time. Freedman biked as part of Team Lifeline, a group of 23 riders from across the country who came to ride in solidarity with the seriously ill children who are the beneficiaries of the funds raised by the team.

All riders committed to raise funds on behalf of the many organizations partaking in the ride. Freedman’s ride was sponsored in part by

“What kept me going on the grueling uphill climbs was the thought of the seriously ill children at home, said Freedman. “However hard the ride was, however painful the ride may have been, it’s nothing compared to the daily fight these seriously ill children have to endure. It was an honor to raise money and ride on their behalf.

Team Lifeline raises needed funds for Chai Lifeline, the international children’s health support network dedicated to bringing joy and hope to seriously ill children and their families. The funds raised by Team Lifeline are earmarked for Camp Simcha and Camp Simcha Special, incredible overnight summer camps designed to meet the unique medical and social needs of children and teens with life-threatening or lifelong illnesses.

“We are proud of Hilly’s achievement and his work on behalf of a greater cause”, says COO Marc Ackerman. “The least we can do is help sponsor his ride, as he raises money for children who need it the most. We hope he continues doing great work on behalf of those in need.”

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