I just had the privilege of meeting and getting to know Adam Biel yesterday, who is now making his way across Canada and the U.S.A. to raise funds and awareness for autism called Adventure for Autism. He will have biked through 19 countries throughout the North and South American continents by the end of his journey.
My family had Adam stay with us last night. We had 9-10 o us around for supper and coffee at the church. After supper, we had got to know Adam better as we learned more about autism and how it has and is increasing in our society. Adam also discussed what is happening in autism research.
Adam says he is doing this “because he wants to give back” and contribute to something that is outside of himself. This makes a lot of sense. He believes that he should give more than what he receives. I really admire this man who I believe is a man of integrity and a committed follower of Christ.
I plan to follow Adam’s trip on Twitter and Facebook. He started in Anchorage, Alaska, has been through Vancouver, and made a stopover in his hometown of Sherwood Park (Edmonton, AB). He most recently came through Saskatoon, my town of Davidson, and is now on his way to Regina, Winnipeg.
He might be on route through your part of the country and I hope people across Canada and the U.S.A. can support him in this endeavour. He will be cycling through the Great Lakes states, then head through the Maritime provinces, the New England states, hen down along the East Coast. He plans to make a stop in North Carolina, home of his alma mater, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, then down to Florida, the southern Texas coastline, and down through eastern Mexico, Central America, and then onto the South America Hemisphere. (see map here). Adam figures that the entire trip may take him to 2011. The public may donate to Adventure for Autism here.
Adam, may God bless him in your awesome adventure in raising awareness and money for autism. May God guide you as you give back to this greater cause.