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5 things to know about Mary Bridge Children’s Courage

Posted on Apr. 11, 2017 ( comments)
Courage 2017 - The Cause

Mark your calendars for Aug. 26–27, tune up your road bike and have fun training and fundraising all summer for Mary Bridge Children’s Courage, a cycling adventure benefiting care for kids at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital & Health Network. Register by April 30 using the coupon code HAVECOURAGE to get $5 off your registration.

Here are the top five things you need to know about Courage:

1. The cause.
The Cause

Did you know 100% of the funds raised through Courage support patients at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital? Every dollar you raise and every mile you pedal benefits care for kids. There’s no better way to experience the beautiful Pacific Northwest than to do it while helping others — especially sick or injured kids.

2. The rides.
The Rides

Courage offers five different rides. From a fun and friendly five-mile loop to the two-day, 175-mile Sasquatch challenge, there is a cycling adventure that’s right for you. Ride as an individual, or better yet, start or join a team. Can’t make the ride? Learn about becoming a virtual rider.

3. The fundraising.
The Fundraising

Fundraising goals range from $50–$750, depending on the ride you choose. And Courage makes fundraising a breeze with helpful tools like personalized fundraising pages for sharing stories and your connection to Mary Bridge. Bonus: There are fun rewards like special jerseys, great swag and chances to win Alaska Airlines tickets for riders who exceed their fundraising goals.

4. The location.
The Location

Do you like the setting and the scenery around Mount Rainier? (Of course you do!) Pack Forest, a conference center tucked away at the base of Mount Rainier near Eatonville, will serve as Courage base camp. All riders and their supporters are welcome to enjoy complimentary camping at Pack Forest.

5. The experience.
The Experience

Courage cyclists will be well-supported with cheerleaders, unique rest stops and food along the way. Day one will conclude at the campgrounds with a cookout, beer garden, live music and activities for all ages to enjoy. It’ll be the best summer camp ever! Don’t miss out. Registration ends Aug. 16.

Register, volunteer or donate at ridewithcourage.org.

About The Author

Laura McDonald Laura McDonald

Laura McDonald is manager of grants and strategic communication for the Foundations of MultiCare. She writes stories that celebrate the impact of philanthropic giving. You can reach her at [email protected]

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