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Cyclist Wants to Raise Awareness of ChildFund, Answer Philosophical Questions on Ride across America
Richmond, Va. – August 4, 2011 – Socrates’ famous words “an unexamined life is not worth living” are driving Casey Miller to jump on his bike and start pedaling. This modern-day searcher will depart Portland, Ore., Aug. 8 on a 3,000-mile journey across the United States ending in Boston this fall. Covering 60 to 100 miles per day, he hopes to gain philosophical insight into the human experience through impromptu interviews with locals he meets and also raise funds for ChildFund International.
“I am traveling the country asking people what motivates them, what inspires them, and what gives their lives meaning,” says the 31-year-old Miller. “Partnering with ChildFund seems like a natural alliance for the simple reason that people can only ponder those questions once their basic needs of food and shelter are met. ChildFund’s invaluable work of proving for children in need is an inspiration to me.”
By speaking with area residents in the communities he visits, Miller hopes to spread the word about ChildFund’s mission and find answers to his questions.
Follow Miller’s cross-county trek at http://www.childfund.org/Bike-Across-America/. The page will include updates about his experiences.
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ChildFund International is a global child development and protection agency serving more than 15.2 million children and their family members in 31 countries. For more than 70 years, we have helped the world’s deprived, excluded and vulnerable children survive and thrive to reach their full potential and become leaders of enduring change. As a member of ChildFund Alliance we create supportive environments in which children can flourish. To sponsor a child in need, visit the ChildFund website.