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CHARGE Across America

In 2003, Chuck Chandler and Mike Brennan dipped their wheels in the Atlantic Ocean and set out on a 3,000-mile bike ride to benefit the CHARGE Syndrome Foundation. CHARGE syndrome is a cause that’s near and dear to their hearts. Mike’s family was helping to host the International CHARGE Syndrome Conference in 2003 in Cleveland. Their goal was to cover around 100 miles per day, bike all summer, and get back to Cleveland in time to volunteer at the conference. After 43 long days of biking in the summer heat, over mountain passes and through deserts, they arrived at the Pacific Coast. They met amazing people who helped them along their journey, and were able to raise over $10,000 for the Foundation. The journey changed their lives forever.

Ten years later, and… they did it again! Chuck and Mike biked across America and raised money and awareness so that the families affected by CHARGE syndrome have the information and resources they need. The journey will began on July 4th in Bar Harbor, Maine, and concluded on Labor Day in San Diego.