Racing to 5,000 After 9-Years of SMILES!
9 YEARS AGO, we officially kicked off Variety’s My Bike® Program with Governor Tom Corbett, Highmark’s Deb Rice-Johnson, PNC’s Andrea Carelli, and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, and we presented Bike #1 to Aubrey (pictured below) at PNC Park – it was one historic and special day!
What started as ‘just an idea’ to provide kids with special bikes in 2012… has now grown into three innovative equipment programs that are changing the lives of our children with disabilities, and the journey has been filled with a lot of smiles and hope from their families.
Most recently, Elliot (pictured below with his family) received his new adaptive bike AND adaptive stroller from Variety – after receiving his communication device last May!
After watching Elliot ride his new bike, his mom, Heather exclaimed with joy, “He seriously just pedaled for the first time!! Elliot and his siblings are very close and very active. We are so happy they can ride bikes together now!”
Now, Variety is racing towards presenting our 5,000th piece of adaptive equipment!