The Morehead News
Aug. 1, 2012 — Morehead State University hosted the 2012 Journey of Hope Trans-America cycling team. The group of cyclists is comprised of college men from across the United States who are members of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity.
Push America is the national philanthropy project of the fraternity. It was established to raise awareness of people with disabilities by promoting a number of programs designed to involve the undergraduate and alumni members of the fraternity across the U.S.
Now in its 25th year, the Journey of Hope is a summer-long bike ride that begins in San Francisco and concludes in Washington, D.C. Throughout the duration of the ride, team members make stops in various cities to participate in “friendship visits” at numerous schools and assisted living facilities as a means of reaching out to those with disabilities.
The Journey of Hope team, along with members and friends of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity hosted an evening friendship visit with the residents of Morehead’s Horizon Village. The local fraternity chapter works each semester with Horizon Village’s residents to provide programming and entertainment.
To make a contribution to or learn more about the programs, visit the website at www.pushamerica.org.