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Palo Alto County 4-Hers Host ‘Pedal With Pete’ Fundraiser

By Staff | Sep 24, 2020

PEDAL WITH PETE -- It was a windy Sunday afternoon for the ‘Pedal With Pete’ event. Bike riders started at the Palo Alto County Fairgrounds, headed out on 17th Street to Airport Road and then to Rendering Works Road, before reversing the course. Pictured on the ride are (from the left) Katie Nelson, Aliza Woodford, Neal Norland, Mike Norland, Michael Kehr and Ray Grandstaff. --Jane Whitmore photo

Eleven riders participated in the event to raise awareness for Cerebral Palsy on Sunday afternoon.

For the past 22 years the Palo Alto County 4-H County Council has been sponsoring a bike ride to raise money for the Pedal with Pete Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to raising money for the prevention and cure of cerebral palsy. The 11 riders dusted off their bikes and pedaled for a cure to raise over $700. Riders ranged in age from 12 to 73.

Cerebral Palsy is a neurological condition that can begin during pregnancy, labor, or even after birth, damaging the central nervous system. There is no single cause.

Persons with CP may experience speech and learning difficulties, hearing problems, problems walking and using their hands, visual impairments and a variety of other neurological symptoms. It is not a disease. It is not contagious or progressive. Estimates indicate more than 600,000 persons in the United States have CP, and another 5,800 babies are born with CP each year.

Read the full article in The Democrat.