Thank you for supporting the C2C4Charlie cycling team, riding coast to coast from Anacortes, Washington to Boston this summer. The team rides in memory of our dear nephew Charlie Read, son of Roger’s brother Clif and his wife Arleen. Charlie was an avid cyclist who dreamed of a cross country bike trip, but his life was cut short last year at age 16 by SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy). Clif and Arleen are dedicating the 3,700 mile ride to raising funds in Charlie’s memory for the Epilepsy Foundation. Roger and Lynn are joining the group for a 500 mile stretch through the Great Lakes region, and our personal goal is to raise over $3,000 to support the cause.
Your support for the C2C4Charlie team will be greatly appreciated. All donations to the cause will go to support the Epilepsy Foundation’s SUDEP Institute. SUDEP is not well understood, and it takes the lives of an estimated 3,000 young people nationwide each year, devastating their loved ones. The SUDEP Institute:
Carries out SUDEP Education and Awareness programs for people touched by epilepsy and for medical professionals;
Drives and supports research into the causes of and ways to prevent SUDEP;
Offers a support network providing counseling, community, and resources for individuals and families affected by SUDEP;
Works together with many epilepsy organizations to find the answers to SUDEP and help families with epilepsy.
Please support this important cause by making a safe, secure donation here on our webpage.
You can also support us by:
1. Following the team’s progress on the C2C4Charlie Facebook page;
2. Following the team blog at www.c2c4charlie.org for interesting and moving accounts of the ride by team members;
3. Signing up to be a “virtual athlete” on the team page at Gear Up for Epilepsy and include your own walks, runs, swims, or bike rides as part of our team totals.
Charlie cared deeply for his family and friends. With his bright smile and keen interest in the world around him, Charlie would have loved every stage of this cross-country ride, making connections with the many people he would meet along the way. Thank you all for your support and good wishes as we honor Charlie.