For El Tour De Tucson I am raising funds for multiple charities. Links Below!
Some press clippings about the ride. http://tucson.com/sports/local/local-cyclist-damion-alexander-is-everywhere-including-saturday-s-el/article_54c2535d-7c88-5358-bcff-1aa019e68479.amp.html
My intent is not only to raise much needed funds, but also to introduce Tucson to all of the incredible beneficiaries who benefit from El Tour De Tucson. Below are links to my page and I’ll be adding videos and links about each charity.
When you raise funds for a charity you receive a free entry into El Tour. As I’m riding for multiple charities and get one entry from each charity , and I’ll be donating the entries to El Grupo Youth Cycling to give kids an opportunity to experience the largest ride we have here in the Old Pueblo.
As much as I’d appreciate a donation, I’d prefer you register to ride for one of the charities yourself. A nice bonus for you is each charity has “goodies” they give back to those who ride and raise funds. Every one is different, but all include an entry into El Tour De Tucson and an event shirt. One charity, Uphill into the Wind, will even provide you with a bike to use in the event if you do not have one. Many have cycling jerseys or kits, some have professional coaches, and group rides.
Talking about group training rides. If you are looking for people your speed to spin around with, I put out a ride list and am happy to add you to the mail list if you send an email to Damion@damionalexander.com . Please put “ride list” in the comments.
I will be adding additional charities and links on this page as I register for each as well as adding blogs on bikepilgrim.com with more details of what each of these charities do in the region. If you want to donate to one of the other charities I have not registered for yet, let me know and it will be the next one I sign up for.
Arts Express The mission of Arts Express is to build character, strengthen community and celebrate culture through the power of the arts. Click here to DONATE to Arts Express
Tu Nidito is dedicated to the mission of creating a community of acceptance and understanding regarding children in grief. It is their vision that no child grieves alone. Click here to DONATE to Tu Nidito
ALS Arizona Chapter supports people living with ALS and their loved ones in Arizona through services and education .Our Mission is to discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest. Click here to DONATE to ALS
Arizona Children is one of the oldest and largest statewide comprehensive child welfare and behavioral health not-for-profit agencies in Arizona. In the comments mention “ The Damion Alexander Team”. Click here to DONATE to Arizona Children
Beads of Courage provides innovative, arts-in-medicine supportive care programs for children coping with serious illness, their families and the health care providers who care for them. Click Here To Donate to Beads of Courage
BICAS Bicycle Inter-Community Art and Salvage For more than 28 years, BICAS has been serving the Tucson community and continues to introduce people of all walks of life to the joy, power and magic of cycling. Come join our great adventure for the greater good! Click here to DONATE to BICAS
El Grupo Youth Cycling is Empowering youth through cycling. In the Purpose of Donation Please put “The Damion Alexander Team ”Click here to DONATE to El Grupo Youth Cycling
Children’s Clinics provides a family centered, comprehensive medical home to meet the special needs of children and families. They also provide integrated, coordinated care, special events and resources that help families navigate the challenges of having a child with a complex illness. Click Here to Donate to Children’s Clinic CLICK HERE for YouTube Video about Children’s Clinics Same Video – But on Facebook
Alzheimer’s Association mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected: and to reduce the dementia through the promotion of brain health. Click here to DONATE to Alzheimer’s Association
American Red Cross Mission is prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. This year has been brutal and the need with Las Vegas and other tragedies is more than ever. Click here to donate to the American Red Cross
Look! Save A Life aim is to foster an environment of safety for all who utilize our public byways. We know that some who ride bicycles may not understand the laws regarding use of public roads. We also recognize that many drivers are unaware of the same rules or laws. Nobody wants to be struck by a vehicle and nobody wants to injure, let alone kill somebody. “SAFETY IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY.” Click Here to Donate to Look! Save A Life
VeloVets supporters enriching the lives of Disabled Veterans in our community by sharing the physical and mental benefits of cycling and camaraderie. Click here to donate to VeloVets Click Here to Watch a Video about VeloVets
The following list is all of the beneficiaries for the 2017 El Tour De Tucson. I’m in the process of registering for each. If you want to make a donation to a specific charity I have not registered for yet, please let me know and I’ll register for them. Unfortunately, it all takes time and I’m getting there as fast as I can.
Adaptive Athletics U of A
ALS Arizona Chapter
Alzheimer’s Association – Desert Southwest Chapter
American Cancer Society – Great West Division
American Red Cross
Arts for All
Arizona’s Children Association
AZ Multi Housing Foundation
Beads of Courage
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Boys & Girls Clubs
Cakes for Causes
Community Food Bank Southern Arizona
easterseals Blake Foundation
Erik Hite Foundation –
Friends 4 The Future
Habitat for Humanity
International Rescue Committee
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Look Save a Life
Leukemia & Lymphoma
Platelet Disorder Foundation
Rotary – Polio Plus
Southern Arizona Gender Alliance
St. Elizabeth’s Health Center
Team Hoyt Arizona
Tu Nidito Children & Family Services
Uphill Into The Wind
Valley of the Sun Charity Foundation