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1600 miles - one man - a mission of a lifetime!
Greg Veal, a long-time Ohio resident, born and raised in Key West Florida is doing something amazing this summer! He is attempting a 35-day, 1600-mile, solo ride covering a distance between Akron, Ohio and Key West on a bicycle! On a tricycle to be more precise. Greg is not a professional athlete, he is a semi-retired IT consultant and he has never done such a long ride in his life. But he has a mission: he is trying to raise funds for his Ride for Diabetes charity benefiting the American Diabetes Association. By the way, at the end of his journey Greg will be 69 years old!
What Greg is trying to do at his age is truly heroic and very inspiring. He may or may not make the entire 1600-mile journey, and he may fall short of reaching his goal of raising $32,000. But what really matters is that by his own example, he is promoting an active and healthy lifestyle, proving it's possible to stay active at any age, and he is serving as an inspiration to many people suffering from diabetes, obesity and various other diseases and health conditions. There may be no cure available for diabetes yet, but healthy lifestyle can help prevent it!
VisitCall is proud to sponsor Greg's Long Ride Home. A portion of VisitCall revenues received between July 11 and August 15, 2015 will be donated to the Ride for Diabetes charity and will benefit the American Diabetes Association.
If you know someone affected by diabetes, please share this story, give them the link to www.bike4diabetes.org website. They will be touched and inspired for sure! If you can make a donation - please do it! It will be greatly appreciated! But if you can't donate - don't feel bad! Just by being a VisitCall customer you are already helping the cause by making it possible for us to sponsor the event. Thank you so much!
UPDATE: after more than a month on the road and almost half a million pedal strokes, Greg has successfully reached Florida Keys! On Saturday, August 15, 2015, on his 69th birthday Greg has completed his heroic journey against diabetes with the final 100-mile segment from Key Largo to Key West. Way to go Greg!