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Video Blog: The Night Before Lauren’s Ride Began

Video highlights of a benefit dinner for Lauren's Ride, a man's pledge to raise money for his quadriplegic sister.

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.

For more info please visit:

http://laurensride.org/wp-content/uploads2/2012/04/Fremont-Dinner.pdf or www.laurensride.org.

 Please view the video (10:57) for highlights from the event.

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Linda Cruz September 18, 2012 at 07:41 PM
Where is he now? A map of his journey would be fun to watch. I know he his staying at other fire sations on the way and some are helping fund raise...so what's up?
Nika Megino September 18, 2012 at 08:52 PM
The most recent updates can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/LaurensRide. A map of his journey can be found here: http://laurensride.org/the-route and you can track where he is here http://laurensride.org/tracking.

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