Barrington’s own Bob Lee will be taking us along for the ride tomorrow as he shares a presentation about his three-part, 12,000 mile charity bide ride around the perimeter of the United States to help fund research for cancer, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and new programs to benefit hospice end-of-life care.
Bob’s presentation is the latest in a series of talks this month inspired by author Rachel Joyce’s book, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry about a man who embarks on a life-changing journey. The book is the focus of the Barrington Reads community reading campaign hosted by the Barrington Area Library, Barrington 220 Educational Foundation, Barrington 220 School District and the Barrington PTO Presidents’ Council.
A cancer survivor, Bob Lee captured our imaginations with his charity bike ride which was inspired by another book. After reading author Mitch Albom’s novel, Tuesdays with Morrie, in 1998 Bob felt compelled to redirect his life to giving back to the community and he started planning his first of three solo, cross-country rides.
Over 15 years and 12,000 miles later, Bob has raised significant funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society, the National Hospice Foundation, the Les Turner ALS Foundation, and now Be@Ease and his Ride for 3 Reasons gained the attention of a wide swath of America and its people.
Bob will share highlights of his amazing journey, his dynamic photography, and inspiration on how we can all make a difference.
For the schedule of all upcoming events, presentations and interviews for this year’s Barrington Reads campaign, visit the Barrington Area Library’s website at BALibrary.org.