The following documentary is the “Race for Hope” bike race, a 3,089 mile journey completed in 11 days 21 hours for Hopecam.
Hopecam, an organization dedicated to helping children battling cancer overcome social isolation during their treatment, celebrates reaching its $1 million fundraising goal to connect another 1,000 children to their friends at school. Since its founding in 2003, the organization has connected 1,350 children in 46 states.
The successful campaign was led by founder Len Forkas’ participation in the Race Across America (RAAM), a grueling, 12-day, 3,089 mile bike race from San Diego, California to Annapolis, Maryland. Forkas dedicated each day of the race and 56 time stations along the route to children served by Hopecam. His second time completing the race, Forkas finished in 11 days, 21 hours and 35 minutes and won the competition’s Lon Haldeman Award as the race’s top fundraiser.
Thank you to filmmakers Mauricio Cimino, Will Hoffinger and Mike Myers.