FEARLESS: Kevin Lugo

Fearless Friday celebrates individuals, groups, or events that promote change or challenge injustice.

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This summer, recent graduate Kevin Lugo will bike over 4,000 miles across the country to benefit the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. His choice to bike for seventy days from Baltimore to Seattle makes him fearless! His goal is to raise $7,476 for the organization, and he reached that goal last night (although more donations are always welcome in support of fighting cancer)! Kevin explains that when he studied abroad in Denmark in the fall of 2011, he “fell in love with sustainable transportation, especially cycling.” Not only does his fearless endeavor raise money to fight cancer, but he is also supporting healthy environmental practices.

In this 4K For Cancer, Kevin will be pedaling between 50 and 120 miles a day on a thirty person team and he will be stopping regularly for various community projects. While riding through 14 states he will be not only visiting cancer patients, but also raising awareness by hosting cancer education programs and meeting with community leaders.

Kevin explains, “I ride for Milton Kendrick, beloved grandfather. I ride for Chris Lasek and Paul Detwiler, my ΑΦΩ brothers who have fought and continue to fight cancer. I ride for the countless people I have known who have been diagnosed with cancer, and for all the family and friends who have suffered alongside their loved ones. I ride for those to whom life is unfair, and I ride for those who deserve better.

You can follow Kevin’s blog and watch him ride across the country this summer. And you can donate to his cause here and read a little bit more about his story. We wish Kevin good luck as he fearlessly departs to change the world!

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We shout out this week to Nicole Dibble ’14 and Mary Maloney ’14 who are heading to Nicaragua with the Heston Summer Experience, look for posts from them this summer!

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