As a globally known cyclist and endurance athlete, Lance Armstrong remains passionate about the benefits of an active lifestyle and intends to share this passion through his service and dedication to Wish for Wheels and the youth they serve.
“Wish for Wheels is an organization with an incredible mission. I knew I wanted to get involved the day I witnessed a bike and helmet giveaway at a local elementary school,” said Armstrong. “I was blown away by the smiles on the faces of kids who might not ever have the opportunity to ride a bike – something I have always considered the ultimate expression of freedom.”
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Lance Armstrong’s involvement in Wish for Wheels,” said Brad Appel, Founder and Executive Director of Wish for Wheels. “He is passionate about giving back and understands first-hand that the gift of a bike can be a transformational shift for a child living in poverty.”
Wish for Wheels partners with companies and organizations to fund, build, and give away free bikes and helmets to 2nd graders in local schools. The Wish for Wheels partner schools all qualify for Title I federal funding, reserved for the schools with the highest concentration of low-income students.
To learn more about Wish for Wheels and its mission to transform the lives of 2nd graders in low-income communities, visit www.WishforWheels.org.