I will be riding 100 miles on my bike to support the 3000 Miles for Peace campaign

Last March Paul called me from McPherson College, where he was a student, and asked if I would be his support vehicle for a ride across the U.S. He was planning to ride the summer of 2015, which would be after his college graduation.

He had been thinking about a ride across the U.S. for some time, and to that end we bought him a road bike for his birthday and high school graduation combined. Paul and I shopped for a bike together to assure a perfect fit. When he saw the price of a high quality road bike, he wanted to help pay for it. He decided to do a fund raiser asking his friends and relatives to sponsor a 50 mile ride. He did the ride and raised about $300.00 to give toward the cost of the bike.

When planning for that ride, Paul asked "What if when I ride across the country, I get sponsors and donate money to world peace?" We encouraged him to keep thinking about that goal. He also thought it would be interesting to meet and pick up riders along the way to join his cause.

Paul was always a person of action. He was a thinker, always trying to figure out the best strategy or angle to win at games, but even more than being a thinker, he was a doer. No matter what he participated in, he put his whole heart into it.

Paul was killed September 23, 2012 while riding his bike. He physically can't ride the miles to fulfill his dream. By riding 100 miles along with many others, the 3000 Miles for Peace campaign through On Earth Peace will undoubtedly ride well beyond Paul's goal.

Please help me reach my goal of $1000 in Paul's honor.

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