Welcome to the SEVENTH annual Hudson Valley Bike Ride! Many of you will be joining us for the seventh year in a row and some of you may be learning about the ride for the first time. We'll once again be starting and finishing at Purchase College, which allows for varied routes with beautiful scenery and great rest stops.
I currently serve as Chair of the Board for this great agency, but I first started out more than 25 years ago as a volunteer at one of our programs serving vulnerable youth. It has been an honor and privilege to serve and help support the critically important work our staff do with people in need. The Jewish Board acts as a safety net for some of the most vulnerable New Yorkers among us. We've been doing it for more than 140 years--providing mental health services, counseling, housing, and compassionate care to little pre-school children and aging adults, and everyone in between.
I decided to start this bike ride event to celebrate the work of this agency, promote the importance of both mental and physical health, and raise money at the same time. I could not be more pleased with how successful the event has been. My hope is that we will continue to come together as staff, clients, trustees, and donors old and new to have fun, reach for a goal and make the world a better place.
I look forward to meeting you on July 19 and thank you in advance for your efforts to help support this agency I care so much about.
Chair of the Board, The Jewish Board
Founder, Hudson Valley Bike Ride