My talented voiceover friend, Julie Williams asked me to spread the word about this enormous challenge she’s preparing for, all for a good cause: The Ride For Hope
Voice-Over talent and coach, Julie Williams is taking on the brutal challenge of riding her bicycle from California to Florida next June… braving the Arizona sun and Texas heat to raise money for children who have to fight every day just to survive. All sponsorship monies help AIDS Orphans in Africa.
Julie and her team will embark on their nine-day journey from Orange County, California, with their rear tires in the Pacific. They’ll trek to Phoenix the first day, then on to Albuquerque on day two. From there the team will ride to Lubbock, Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, New Orleans, Tallahassee, and Datona Beach to put our front wheels in the Atlantic.
How can they cover so many miles in so little time?
“We’re ‘leap-frogging it’” says Williams. “That means I’ll only be riding about 100 miles a day—and driving 400 miles a day—as someone from our team rides every single mile.”
Is she crazy? But Julie points out, she’s doing it for a cause. As the sun sets each day in sub- Saharan Africa, HIV and AIDS have claimed 3800 lives and another 5200 men, women, and children are infected. Little children wander with no parents, and no one to care for them. Many are HIV positive, themselves. Christ’s Hope International helps with food, medicines, and hope.
“Last year, because of the recession, Ride For Hope funds were what kept this ministry afloat!”
She adds, “I love cycling, I love giving, and I love a challenge. I’m very excited about this ride because it’ll offer all three. Granted, I do realize that there’ll be many times along this ride when I’ll say, ‘Never Again!’ That’s when I’ll persevere for the children, reminding myself of
Phil 3:13-14, which says: Forgetting what’s behind and looking toward what’s ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize, for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”
Her Goal, and How you can help
Her goal is to raise $5,000.
Fundraising Link: http://rideforhopectc.org/users/user_page.php?user_id=101
Be sure to specify that you’re donating for a specific rider… Julie Williams (page 2 of list, it’s alphabetical)
Other ways you can help… perhaps give a certain percentage of each VO for a month to the cause? Or spread the word and pass the link on to friends.
Who is Julie Williams
Julie Williams is a national voice-over talent and coach, Voicey Award winner, and Audie Award Finalist, who’s worked for the likes of Orbitz.com, Coca-Cola, Pampers, Adobe, The U.S. Army and thousands of others. She’s voiced commercials, audiobooks, narrations, and other genres. Her specialty is voicing and teaching narration and medical narration. In addition, Julie works as a news anchor at K-Love Radio Network which has more than 5-million listeners, and is ready to launch in NYC. She can be heard at www.VoiceOverChocolate.com, and reached at email@example.com.