Please join My Adventure!
220 miles representing 22 years
in a Wheelchair!
WOW!!! What an adventure ...
Seattle to Portland in TWO days ---
Amazing ... my first foray into biking.
My goal is to raise over
to help cure paralysis.
The fundraising will continue through June 2007 so that Kirk can present
the ceremonial check at the annual golf tournament on June 18th.
Credit cards accepted during May and June 2007 - Contact Rose-Marie at
425-670-2622 --- PLEASE be sure to
indicate that your donation is in honor of Kirk Hennig.
With a mere 400 miles of training rides, I joined the STP and rode
from Seattle to Portland! YIKES!!It
really does pay to NOT know better! Apparently, anyone who has ridden a
bike would not even attempt to ride the STP with this little training
--- NOW they tell me!!
What an adventure. I have enough stories for a stand-up comedy
But, the REAL STORY is ... the progress being made to find a cure for paralysis.
As you know this fund raising effort is dedicated to my brother, Kirk Hennig. Since
becoming a quadriplegic from an injury, Kirk has spent the last 22 years
in a wheelchair (ergo the 220 miles). In spite of extreme limitations
and challenges, Kirk is on several board and committees to help with
medical research and to mentor patients. He is also an active member and
supporter of Spinal Cord Society and has helped countless individuals to
recognize opportunities to improve their lives. Bottom line ...
an inspiration to those who know him.
In July, I rode 220 miles and raised $4,400. But, the fund raising will
continue until we reach the new goal of
YOUR HELP, we can
raise $10,000 in time for Kirk to present the check to Spinal Cord
Society at our 2007 golf tournament, on June 18th.
Medical advancements could set Kirk, and thousands
like him, free. But, research takes money and time.
Independence and mobility are priceless . Please give generously.
Spinal Cord Society is dedicated to finding a cure for paralysis. Major
breakthroughs are making it possible to generate nerve cells, to train
nerve cells for specific purposes and to overcome barriers from scar
tissue. The Spinal Cord Society leverages donations to support the most
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Email Your Donation
Tax deductible donations may be mailed to:
SCSNW c/o Teresa Hennig
18521 64th PL NE, Kenmore, WA 98028.
Download Donation/Receipt Form.
If you would like more information, please contact me
Spinal Cord Society Info
To learn about Spinal
Cord Society and our annual golf tournament.
Spinal Cord Society NW Chapter
P.O. Box 6092
Edmonds, WA 98026
501 C(3) 41-1358594
created what amounts to a cookbook recipe to restore lost nerve
The approach could one day repair damage from such diseases as
ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), multiple sclerosis or transverse
myelitis or from traumatic spinal cord injury. ... The approach
may also apply to patients with Parkinson's or Huntington’s
Adventures on my
About Kirk and why I'm riding.
to friends and sponsors, I DID IT!!!
don't know what I would have done without Marc making
adjustments to my bike and brakes!
Thanks to Mel and Tom for teaching me the rules of the road.
And Tom loaned me an incredible bike --- a Della Santa, custom
race bike!! WHEEEE A bit too squirrelly
for a novice like me, but FAST!!!! WHEEE!
I couldn't have made it without drafting behind Mike ... and a
few fast pace lines <g> Did you hear about 23 mph uphill??
Check out the
ride photos taken by Marathon Photo ...
June 12, 2006, the SCSNW Golf
Tournament and auction had a Monte Carlo Theme. I had a blast as
the dining room hostess.
My brother is an inspiration in more ways than most of us
Unbroken Spirits, the article in the UW magazine,
gives a hint about what Kirk has accomplished and what he does
Kirk's Bio for SCSNW ...
ABs (able bodied people) can never adequately appreciate the
challenges that Kirk and others in wheel chairs must go through
just to get their day started.
Peddling a bike for 22 hours is nothing compared to what Kirk
has done for 22 years. PLEASE help ...
Download Donation Form.