SPOKANE-- Fraternity brothers are cycling across America for a good cause, and today, they passed through Spokane.
The cyclists made it 28 miles today to Rathdrum.
Their journey began in Seattle, and it won’t be over until they reach the east coast in August. The fraternity brothers say they are motivated by a purpose.
The distance from Seattle to Washington D.C. is roughly 2,800 miles, but this team will travel much farther. They’ll weave through states and stop in several cities, all in an effort to raise money for people with disabilities.
“I wanted to go out and do something that really mattered for people and make an impact,” Joe Ciurlino, Journey of Hope Member, said.
Ciurlino belongs to the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. He and 20 other team members are part of Journey of Hope, which is organized by Push America. Each cyclist had to raise at least $5,500 to qualify for the trek.
Throughout their journey, the team makes what they call “Friendship Visits” to organizations that support people with disabilities.
The team will venture through northern Idaho over the next two days. They hope to complete their 4,000 mile journey in Washington D.C. by August 5.
The team has already raised more than $600,000. It will leave some of that money behind in various communities during their journey.
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