Supporting a cause that is close to your heart often requires you to go above and beyond. Jerry Laidlaw is a self-advocate who lives in Mission, BC who will do just that on June 30, 2014, when he joins around 300 people riding their bikes on a long journey in support of Love in Motion.
The ride in which Jerry will be taking part will literally be Sea-to-Sea (Vancouver to Halifax), however many riders like Jerry will be joining only for a few days. Jerry plans to ride from Vancouver to Manning Park, and will arrive at his destination on July 2nd.
The Love in Motion organization works to help end poverty and association social issues through preexisting organizations. Riders are raising awareness and funds through pledges for projects targeting complex and diverse issues like poverty, youth violence, family breakdown, and challenges for newcomers to Canada.
Love in Motion national director Matt Campbell says, “It’s not just about the ride. While that’s an adventure on its own, we’re riding to increase justice and compassion in places that desperately need it.”
Jerry is excited to take on this challenge, but knows he will be satisfied with however far he rides. “Many riders are going from coast to coast, but I have a disability, so I am riding as far as I can. I might not make Manning Park but I will go as far as I can to raise money for this cause.”
To support Jerry as he tackles this challenge and sponsor his ride, or to find out more, visit the website at: LoveinMotion.ca