We just found out about this worthwhile cause, the BMX Life Fund.
Eric Stein, a Pittsburgh BMX rider, started the fund after being injured himself. Recent critical and fatal injuries have taken some of the best athletes in BMX; Stephen Murray in June 2007, Mike Aitken in September 2008, and just last month the tragic loss of Jeremy Lusk
Stein, wanting to make a difference and help his fellow riders, began the Life Fund, and will also be organizing a “Life Tour” from the east to west coast. The Life Tour will consist of educational events and demonstrations that will focus on prevention of injury, as well as raise needed funds for the cause.
The mission of the BMX Life Fund, a non-profit charity and information service, is to generate revenue to assist professional BMX riders who have sustained life-altering injuries in pursuit of their goals in the sport of BMX riding and competitions. The funds and contributions are to be used to subsidize expenses associated with medical care and other significant needs as a result of their injuries. These funds may assist both rider and their immediate family.
How to support:
Go to the Launch Party!!
When: Sat, April 11, 8pm – Sun, April 12, 12am
Where: Town Tavern 2009 East Carson St. Pittsburgh, PA (map)
Why: TO BENEFIT Stephen Murray and Mike Aitken $30 at the door.
Open bar 8pm-12am. Free buffet 9pm-10pm. Proceeds benefit BMX riders with life altering injuries. Guest appearances by Pro Action Sports Athletes. Raffle Prizes and Giveaways.
For more INFO- BMXLIFEFUND@GMAIL.COM or Town Tavern @ 412.325.8696
You can also make donations on the BMX Life Fund website.