Nine years ago, the founding fathers of UC Berkeley SigEp, decided that our fraternity should continuously and meaningfully give back to the community by supporting a non-profit by biking from Berkeley to Santa Monica every year. Thus, the 500 miles philanthropy bike ride, Pedal for Life (PFL), was born.
The ride will be from May 18th - May 22th and will cover approximately 100 miles each day.
This year, we are supporting the non-profit Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (http://www.ccfa.org). Two of our brothers, including one on this trip, Spencer Pace, suffer from Crohn’s Disease. Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are both inflammatory bowl diseases (IBD) of unknown cause and cure that commonly require a lifetime of care. Each year in the United States, IBD accounts for disabilities in more than 119,000 patients. There are currently very few effective treatment options available for these patients, and the CCFA works through research to find a cure. As discoveries in the field of genetics advance, so does the hope and prospective futures for those 119,000 people.
Last year, we raised over $6,000 and are back again hoping to raise $10,000, making our collective goal of $16,000 for CCFA. We here at SigEp ask for your support to help us achieve this goal.
If you are wiling to contribute to this cause, please click on the donation link below:
Check out our newly made website for Pedal For Life!:
For a Daily Cal article on Spencer Pace's personal story and the ride itself, please click on the link below:
If you have any questions, please contact Spencer Pace at: