On July 29, Philadelphia bicycle racer Sarah Scott was paralyzed in a racing crash in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Her family, friends, colleagues, and fellow bike racing enthusiasts have rallied in support. Many have asked what they can do to help.
This Saturday, November 5, cyclists and supporters from throughout the country will hold a cross-state fund raiser for Philadelphia bicycle racer Sarah Scott, who was paralyzed in a racing crash in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on July 29. To assist her with her medical, rehabilitation and equipment expenses, the Manayunk Brew Pub in Philadelphia will host a silent auction organized by her team, Guy's Racing, and the coaches at Cadence Cycling Center of Philadelphia, PA. The list of items for bid include signed jerseys from Lance Armstrong and Bobby Julich, cycling equipment, triathlon packages, ticket packages for Philadelphia sports teams and much more. Bidding starts at 7:30 pm and information can be found at www.sarah-scott.com.
Earlier in the day at the Lower Allen Classic international cyclocross event near Harrisburg, racers, officials and spectators will be asked to make donations and sign a banner advertising Sarah's website. Race promoter Mike Hebe will match all donations up to $250. The banner, which will be located at the most-photographed portion of the track, will be presented to Sarah (along with the donations received at the race) at the benefit auction in Philadelphia later that evening.
For more information on the fund raiser, including the Auction Item List, or to make a financial donation on-line, please go to the above mentioned website.