Ericka decided very quickly where she wants to donate half the money raised: Ann’s Place in Danbury, a non-profit that offers free services to cancer patients and their families and caretakers. Reiki, yoga, support groups, family days, activities for children and cooking and art classes are just a few of the ways they offer support to anyone at any stage of their cancer journey.
Ann’s Place was started in honor of Ann Olsen who was diagnosed with cancer in the mid-80’s and passed shortly after. Her dream of helping others cope with the insanity that is a journey through cancer has been kept alive by her husband who started the fund and the growing devoted staff of this incredible facility.
According to their website Ann “faced cancer with a degree of courage, dignity and humor that truly inspired others.” It’s no wonder E feels so drawn to them. She’s doing the exact same thing, carrying the torch of bravery just as Ann did.
Please check them out, stop by and say hello if you’re in the area and DONATE TO CYCLE MY HEART OUT today so we can help keep them going strong.