The Lauren’s Ride benefit dinner took place on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Niles Veteran’s Hall in Fremont, CA. Approximately 200 guests attended the event.
According to LaurensRide.org:
Lauren is a 22 year old quadriplegic, the result of an accident seven years ago.
Lauren’s Ride was created by John Byrne, Lauren’s older brother and Firefighter with CAL FIRE in Nipomo, CA, who wanted to help his sister obtain her goal of independence. John will be riding his bike from California to New York in September of 2012, with the goal of raising money to help Lauren purchase a vehicle adapted for her needs. He will depart from the Golden Gate Bridge on September 9, 2012 and will arrive at the Brooklyn Bridge on October 14, 2012.
John Byrne took off on his journey to New York on Sunday.
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Please view the video (10:57) for highlights from the event.