Meet Marlene, a First Time Cycle for Sight Rider

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Marlene Dunaway, from Davis, California, is biking the roads of Napa on a 25-mile ride in this year’s Cycle for Sight, taking place on Saturday April 26. It’s her first ride and this 70-something woman is eager to take on the challenge. The ride, which has 15, 25 and 50 mile routes, winds through Napa and usually has 2,000 cyclists pedaling to raise money for organizations like Enchanted Hills Camp (EHC).

For 64 summers, EHC has changed the lives of hundreds of blind youth and adults by giving them a place to hang out with peers, to gain confidence and help foster self-awareness and self-reliance. Marlene knows firsthand the feelings of inspiration and awe that a week at camp can bring upon someone losing their vision.

“I attended Enchanted Hills Adult Camp last summer,” said Marlene. “I was astonished at all the things I didn’t know I could do like archery, bowling…and paddle boating. I was just amazed at all the wonderful work done for children and adults. I want to help raise money to help this work continue.”

You too can ride in Cycle for Sight and ensure that EHC continues to change lives for at least another 63 years. Marlene advises that “if you have a great desire to do something, you can usually make it happen.” This is an attitude and philosophy that Enchanted Hills Camp and LightHouse wholeheartedly supports.

If you have the desire to make change, support the personal growth and self-confidence of hundreds more blind youth and adults, then Cycle for Sight is a good way to make it happen.

Join Team LightHouse today! Register at www.cycle4sight.com and ride with Team LightHouse on Saturday April 26. For more information, or to sign up as a tandem pilot or stoker, contact Tony Fletcher at afletcher@lighthouse-sf.org.

If you can’t ride but wish to support a rider, donate to Marlene Dunaway’s fundraising campaign. Be sure to select Cycle for Sight as your giving designation. Be sure to put Marlene’s name in the “in honor of” field.

Ride on!