DETAILS: Free workshop entitled “The Hero’s Journey,” a story going back thousands of years, which has served as a personal resource for transformation and spiritual growth for many people. The workshop, presented by Lucia Hamilton, Our Lady of the Lake’s director of pastoral care, is part of Thrive, Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center’s survivorship program designed to help cancer survivors move beyond cancer to wellness.
WHEELS TO SUCCEED
WHAT: Wheels to Succeed’s annual No Such Thing As Impossible Bike Ride fundraiser for the McMains Children’s Developmental Center
WHEN: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 8
WHERE: West Feliciana Parish Sports Park, 10166 W Feliciana Parkway, St. Francisville
DETAILS: Money raised through the ride benefit the Wheels to succeed program, begun in 2007, to provide children with disabilities their own specially adapted bikes, which can range in cost from $600 to $6,000. Each year, families can also attend free events where their children can use their bikes or get evaluated to join the Wheels to Succeed waiting list. To date, 100 bikes have been given to children with disabilities in the greater Baton Rouge area. The fundraiser celebrates that milestone as well as the life of event founder Jairo Alvarez, a local businessman, author and cyclist who was a passionate supporter of Wheels to Succeed. Adult cyclists will participate in a 10-, 40- or 75-mile ride for a $40-50 registration donation. Two fun rides for children of all abilities will also be offered as well as an adapted bike demo booth. Since 1954, the McMains Center has served as a nonprofit pediatric outpatient rehabilitation clinic for children with cerebral palsy, developmental delays, and other physical and cognitive disabilities.