I wanted to tell all of you about a benefit run Copperstate 4 Wheelers is hosting on Saturday September the 29th.
Copperstate 4 Wheelers is hosting a benefit trail ride for a special family, The Hauer's. Les and Denise's son Ryder has had a difficult course, being in and out of Phoenix Children's Hospital for nearly a month. Ryder is 2 years old and suffers from a progressive and degenerative mitochondrial disease. Ryder is having multiple medical issues that include gastro-intestinal problems and efforts are being made for him to be fed through a gastrostomy-jejunostomy tube. Les, Denise, and Ryder have all gone through genetic testing to try to determine the exact name of his disease and are currently awaiting results. Ryder and his parents have been through a lot and could really use our help. Denise and Les are both teachers. Unfortunately, Denise had to leave her teaching position at a local elementary school to care for her children, especially Ryder. I have been allowed to share their story. You can also follow Ryder's story on his blog: http://rydersjourney2009.blogspot.com/
Copperstate 4 Wheelers is hosting this benefit trail ride to raise money for the Hauer family. The trail ride is being held Saturday September the 29th on the Montana Mountain trail near Superior, Az. The meeting location is the Desert Rat Truck and Offroad center at 4453 S. Rural rd in Tempe, south of the US 60 at 7AM. We will depart for the trail at 9AM. An offroad vehicle is not required however a 2wd vehicle in good running order with medium to high ground clearance is needed. For example, minivans and lower passenger car type vehicles are not recommended. Licensed and street legal side by sides, ATVs, motorcycles, and other offroad vehicles are certainly welcome. Participants should bring lunch. There is a big area on the top of Montana Mountain that is a nice place to stop for lunch. Also bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and a camera. I anticipate the trail ride itself will take 4 hours not including travel time from Desert Rat (approx 45 mins). There are 3 ways to donate to the Hauer family. The first way is through a bank account to be opened at Wells Fargo bank. The second way is through donations the day of the event. Lastly, contributions can be made through purchasing Ryder run stickers, or through a silent auction being held the day of the event from 7AM to 830AM. We have some really great sponsors so far including: Sierra Expeditions, Rigid Industries, Xoskel, The Arizona Diamondbacks, Barlow Jeep Rentals, and Desert rat. We hope this sponsorship list will continue to grow. We could really use your help and hope you can spend the day with us to show your support. To contribute, or if you have any questions, you can contact me through PM or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you, Chad, Copperstate 4 Wheelers.