Seven cyclists raised over $10K for Hopecam! They biked 200 miles in two days from Front Royal, VA to Waynesboro, VA and back to help children with cancer. The cyclists tackled 18,000 vertical feet of climbing on Skyline Drive at Shenandoah National Park. Thank you to all the volunteers who supported the cyclists and to our Board Member Leigh Ann Schultz who helped organize the event!
Hopecam founder Len Forkas was a speaker at the TEDx Tysons event on June 10th, 2017.
The Skyline Ride benefits Hopecam. This charity ride is for cycling enthusiasts who want to help kids feel the power of connecting with friends while undergoing cancer treatment. It's more than a ride. Twenty-five cyclists will get to complete a bucket-list ride along Skyline Drive in the beautiful Shenandoah National Park with full support. Experience it like a pro.
Len Forkas and his son Matt were interviewed by NBC4 News to discuss Hopecam and his upcoming Race Across America.
Watch the Video segment here: "Virginia Bicyclist Races Across America to Benefit Children With Cancer".
Hopecam founder Len Forkas was interviewed by Michael J On Air on 98.7 WMZQ this week. Listen to the on air interview and read Michael J's blog post about Hopecam and Len's upcoming Race Across America here: "Len Forkas is Setting out on a 3,089 Mile Bike Race For Cancer Victims".
Our Hopecam Development Director Lauren Priestas, was recently interviewed by Kathryn Falk (Cox Communications 'Yurview') to discuss how Hopecam helps children with cancer avoid social isolation by providing tablets and webcams to help them connect with their classrooms and friends.
On Sunday May 7th, we had our 17th Annual Hopecam 5k. Thank you to everyone that came out on a very chilly morning to honor our Hopecam child Lily who is battling Leukemia.
Len Forkas, a Reston-based entrepreneur, will once again tackle the grueling ultra-cycling challenge, Race Across America (RAAM), to raise money for Hopecam, a nonprofit he founded to help children undergoing cancer treatment stay virtually connected to their classmates, friends and support networks.
“Last year Hopecam hit the milestone of connecting its 1,000th child. My goal between now and June is to raise $1 million dollars so that we can help 1,000 more kids,” Forkas said. “Racing RAAM helps me raise nationwide awareness about childhood cancer and the help Hopecam provides.”
On June 13, 2017, Hopecam's Founder, Len Forkas will compete in Race Across America. A 3,089 mile, 12 day solo cross country bike ride to raise 1 Million Dollars for Hopecam. Follow Len in his "Race for Hope" as he prepares and trains to compete next Summer. https://www.facebook.com/Raceforhopecam/