An 8 year ride for kids

Put an end to Bullying & Adolescent Suicide

In year 3 of this mission, I introduced a bicycle ride to my travels to raise
awareness about issues kids are having to deal with at far too young an age.
Bullying and Adolescent Suicide are two of these challenging burdens most kids
will unfairly have to overcome throughout the remainder of their lives. At rides
end we will have ridden enough miles to traveled the perimeter of the earth, twice.
My mission on this ride has but one focus: To save kids lives.

Epic Martial Arts

July 24th, 2016

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Thank you to Sensei Michelle Del Giorno for the invitation to Epic Martial Arts to talk to three classes of her students about kindness. My mission dovetails perfectly with what she is accomplishing in her studio.
The motto of her studio is, “Out of the dojo and into the world.” In conjunction with earning their degrees of belts, each student needs to perform acts of kindness and do community service. I was so impressed how well-behaved, knowledgeable and how caring the students are. The lessons they are learning are character traits they can rely upon for their entire lives.

 

Great Group!

July 23rd, 2016

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One of my favorite things to do is talking to groups of young adults as I travel around the country, city by city, on the Kindness Bicycle. All of them instantly get the message and want to see in awareness about bullying and adolescent suicide, the Kindness Bicycle fits the bill.
Every student across the country knows someone who has been bullied. Tragically, most of them know someone who has taken their life. It is unanimous that all of them want to see an end to this epidemic.

East Hampton Star

July 22nd, 2016

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Thank you East Hampton Star and writer Christine Sampson for the wonderful article about our visit to their fine town.

http://mobile.easthamptonstar.com/Education/One-Million-Acts-Kindness-Tour-Visits-East-Hampton

Harmony Cafe

July 21st, 2016

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Spent the day visiting the Harmony CafĂ© in Patchogue, New York. This “pay as you can” restaurant will help feed those in need. Founder Rosemarie McCarthy and her board and staff are first-class all the way.
So many people I met today including Gail Feldman, Jason Neal, Tammy Hoey, Janet Russell and Brittany Loesch are giving back to the community in a very big way.

Hometown Connection

July 20th, 2016

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I met Dr. Stephen Post eight years ago as I was about to leave on the Kindness Bus Tour. We have stayed in touch over the years, updating each other about our lives. Being a professor at Stony Brook on Long Island and working at the University Hospital there takes up most of his time. I am so happy he was able to take some time off from his busy schedule to meet me today and catch up.

 

Coach Vinnie

July 19th, 2016

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Coach Vinnie Harris and Howard Wood former professional basketball players invited me to have lunch with them to talk about the many ways we can inspire children to help one another. Many children are slipping through the cracks and many more are completely neglected. There needs to be a better connect between many parents and children to help stem the tide of bullying.

“Front Page, Above the Fold”

July 18th, 2016

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A big thank you to the Southampton Press and writer Kelly Zegers for the sensational “front page above the fold” article in their newspaper. Kelly’s writing style is concise and to the point. I mentioned to her as she finished up that I was requesting that specific positioning in the paper. I’m sure publisher, Joe Louchheim, who I sat next to at the Southampton Rotary had much to do with this wonderful article.