Trek 4 Trykes Chapter Fundraiser
National AMBUCS, Inc. is a 501c3 charity with 143 chapters, in 30 states – all with a mission of Creating Mobility and Independence for People with Disabilities.
Trek 4 Trykes is AMBUCS’ nationwide fundraising event created to provide Amtryke therapeutic tricycles to people with disabilities in the communities where our chapters are based.
READY TO TREK?
Click on Trekker Info to find your local Trek 4 Tryke event. You can register as a ‘Trekker’ or you can set up a fundraising page.
We suggest setting a $200 fundraising goal. Crowdrise’s social media links make it easy to get family, friends and community members involved supporting your efforts to get riders rolling.
Today, over 56 million people in the United States identify themselves as having disability. That’s nearly 1 in 5 of us.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that nearly half of all adults with disabilities get no aerobic physical activity, an important health behavior to help avoid chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, or cancer. In fact, people with disabilities are 3x more likely to have those diseases.
Recipients, parents and therapists report that the Amtryke therapeutic tricycle provides increased strength, mobility and coordination as well as self-confidence and positive peer interaction. Plus, plain fun!
Our passion is to create a world where everyone who chooses to can ride! AMBUCS Chapters share the mission of Creating Mobility & Independence for People with Disabilities. But often passion and intension fall short of the financial demands of providing Amtryke tricycles to the many, many people in our community who would benefit. Until now. The Trek 4 Trykes fundraiser is designed to be a turn-key fundraising solution to provide more Amtrykes to more people in your community. But we need your help!
THE ROLE OF AMBUCS AND TREK 4 TRYKES IN YOUR COMMUNITY
AMBUCS has served people with disabilities and worked to develop community leadership for over 90 years. In the last few decades, the organization has concentrated on serving communities across America through the Amtryke Program, Scholarships for Therapists and various other forms of community service.
Fulfilling AMBUCS’ mission of Creating Mobility and Independence for People with Disabilities gives members a myriad of opportunities to touch lives in real, tangible, life-changing ways. With 19% of our population self-identifying as having a disability, the opportunities to serve are both endless and exciting.
Working Shoulders Together to fulfill our mission also provides opportunities for those who want to advocate, educate, support, and lead.
Interested in joining a local chapter? Search our Chapter Directory or contact the AMBUCS Resource Center at 1-800-838-1845 x117.