91% of $700,000 goal
Fundraiser since Feb 2022
53% of $5,000 goal
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Josh Ray's StoryThis Fall, from September 29th through October 2nd, I will be one of over 200 cyclists embarking on Ride Allegheny, a 310-mile trek from Pittsburgh to Washington, DC, to raise money for Operation Second Chance. We hope to continue Ride Allegheny’s track record of success as we aim to raise more than $700,000 for Operation Second Chance and the tremendous work they do. The incredible support Operation Second Chance provides to our service men and women and their families in their greatest time of need is awe-inspiring. I encourage you to take a moment to learn more about Operation Second Chance by clicking here. OSCs founder, Cindy McGrew, sums it up best when stating: "While the wars overseas may be winding down, the war is never over for these wounded soldiers and marines." Your donation may be tax-deductible, and any size contribution is extremely appreciated! Thanks for your support!
Ride Allegheny '22
Wednesday 3:00 PM - Sunday 4:00 PM EDT
Busses will be departing from Smokey Glen Farm in Gaithersburg, MD at 3 PM EST on Wednesday, September 28th, and returning to Smokey Glen Farm on Sunday, October 2nd, late afternoon for post-ride festivities. Details about parking, check-in, etc., will follow as we get closer to the ride date.
Ride Allegheny was founded in 2001 by Clark Wagner, who was joined by five neighborhood friends completing a chilly mid-October bicycling adventure from Pittsburgh to Gaithersburg following a delayed launch due to 9/11. We knew at that point in time we started something special from both a challenge and camaraderie perspective.
In March 2005 we had the good fortune to meet Cindy McGrew and hear about the important work she was doing for injured Soldiers and Marines recovering at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington DC. Her passion and dedication were infectious and we quickly decided that our ride could play a meaningful role in young heroes’ lives. The rest is history, based on our commitment to raise money Cindy formed Operation Second Chance a non-profit 501 (c) 3 status organization dedicated to helping injured Soldiers and Marines transition back to active duty or civilian life.