AngelRide is an annual event, held in Connecticut, that truly lives up to its name. AngelRide is a cycling event that began in 2004 to help raise money for kids with cancer. Its name comes from Angela “Angel” Uihlein, a 20-year-old who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2002 but now is cancer-free!
The people who participate in AngelRide each year, from the cyclists to the volunteers, are truly “angels” themselves, raising thousands of dollars each year for the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp Hospital Outreach Program. This group brings backpacks full of camp activity supplies to children in hospitals so that they can experience some of the fun of camp even if they can’t physically go to it.
These videos tell all about this amazing annual bike event.
- Here is a link to the AngelRide website!
Topics for Discussion:
- How do you think the kids in the hospital feel when someone brings some camp fun right to them?
- Have you ever participated in a walk, run, or bike event for charity? How did it make you feel to participate?
- Visit the website for the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp to learn how you can get involved in helping this wonderful place!
- Do you like to bike, run, or swim? Visit the website for Team Hole in the Wall to learn how you can join their team!
- Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for elementary school students.
- Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for middle school students.