WKU Bike4Alz boys roll into BG; 1 day stop on 3,600 mile fundraiser ride
$60,000 already raised toward $150,000 fundraiser goal
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A tough group of men from Western Kentucky University’s Greek Life have spent their summer breaks biking around the country for a good cause.
After seven weeks of fundraising in nearly 10 states, the WKU Bike4Alz Phi Gamma Delta students rolled into their campus this afternoon.
The students set out with the goal to raise $150,000 toward Alzheimer’s research this summer. They’re already $60,000 toward their goal on their 3,600 mile cross country road trip.
After stopping for one day, the boys will mount their bikes once more and ride through Elizabethtown, then Louisville, Lexington and eventually end their route in Virginia Beach near the end of July.
First time Bike4Alz member Cade Morgan said stopping back in Bowling Green, “…feels awesome. It feels great for sure. Definitely, it’s going to be a good boost to get us all the way to Virginia Beach. That’s the end goal.”
Fellow first time rider Matthew Wininger said, “We’re nearing the end. I believe we have around 20 days left. We’re just so, so happy to be back in Bowling Green.”
WKU President Timothy C. Caboni added, “We’re just so proud of their effort, their enthusiasm and their dedication to work toward a cure for what is an awful disease.”
Morgan says they have quite a few Alzheimer’s fundraising events coming up here in the Commonwealth – so you support them here, or check out bike4alz.org to help out.