2019 Bravehearts Bike Ride

VNS Bravehearts

Dear VNS families,

Please consider joining our first VNS ride team for this year’s 7th Annual Bravehearts Ride & Family Day! Your participation and fundraising would mean so much to us and to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families that this event supports.

We are part of an amazing organization, Bravehearts- Friends of Dylan Connelly, started after our close friend passed away from an aggressive form of brain cancer, shortly after his 30th birthday, leaving his wife and three young children. Every July the Bravehearts host an annual ride and family day. This year all of the proceeds will be donated to Camp Sunshine- a retreat in Casco, Maine for children with life threatening illnesses and their families. We will be volunteering on July 13th in honor of Dylan and in support of Camp Sunshine.

We would like to invite you to bike alongside our teammates or make a donation to our VNS team. There is also an obstacle course bike ride on the field at Fruitlands for kids of all ages. Bike or not, please join us for a fabulous, family day complete with live music, local beer from Wachusett brewery, local farm to table food, organic snow cones, a kids’ tent filled with fun activities and lawn games for everyone. By participating in the event, you will help raise much-needed awareness and funds for Camp Sunshine.

You can join our team online today at events.campsunshine.org/bravehearts2019, our team name is VNS Bravehearts. If you cannot join us on the day of the event, please make a donation. Any amount — great or small — helps make a difference. You can donate online by visiting events.campsunshine.org/bravehearts2019 and searching for our names or our team name (VNS Bravehearts) and following the prompts. Or, you can simply send your contribution to the following address (please include one of our names and Bravehearts Bike Ride in the memo line along with your donation): Camp Sunshine | 35 Acadia Rd, Casco, ME 04015.

We appreciate your support and hope to see you at this year’s 7th Annual Bravehearts Ride & Family Day!


Nancy Banker and Elizabeth Horne

P.S. If you would like more information about Camp Sunshine, proceeds or the other ways you can get involved, please visit www.campsunshine.org

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