If you ride a bike and live in Lawrence, read on.
Headquarters Counseling Center is having their 4th annual fundraising event, Life Support Rally, this Saturday, April 28. The event includes a 12, 20, 37, or 50 mile bike ride which includes SAG stops with food and drink along the way. This year, participants can also choose a 2, 4, or 6 mile walk instead of the bike ride. The 37 mile ride is to commemorate the 37 years of service Headquarters has provided the community.
Headquarters provides a variety of services, including counseling and support for personal concerns, suicide intervention, information about drugs, AIDS, and other diseases, and referrals to community services for financial support, housing and other concerns. Headquarters also provides educational services to the community as a whole such as school programs on children’s safety, volunteer counselor training, and other consultations and training for university staff and service providers. The funds raised through the Life Support Rally go to support the services Headquarters provides.
Registration is $25 for most bicycle-riding participants, which includes a t-shirt. There are different registration categories for couples, students, and seniors as well. Registration for the walk is $10 (no t-shirt included). You can register online here up to 24 hours before the event.
So if you’re not busy this Saturday, head on out to Sunflower Elementary School, where the ride/walk will begin and end. A fun festival takes place after the event with free lunch for the riders. The Balloon Man will be there as well. And you don’t want to miss the 2nd Annual Chicken Chuckin’ Contest (rubber of course!)!