Sunday, March 10, 2019

100 Miles of YMCA Fundraising By Strength of Arms

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John Curcio will travel 100 miles using the Sci-Fi Arm bike at the Spring Valley YMCA to raise money for the annual fund drive there on Wednesday.

Blogger'sNote: The following was provided by the Freedom Valley YMCA.

Spring Valley YMCA member, John Curcio, will help raise money for the YMCA’s 2019 Annual Campaign by biking 100 consecutive miles in the lobby of the Y on Wednesday, March 13th. 

Curcio completes the 100 mile ride using the YMCA’s Sci-Fi Arm Bike, which allows Curcio to pedal with his arms instead of his legs, following a spinal cord injury he suffered in a roofing accident in 1988.

Additional stationary bikes will be set up in the lobby at the Y, located at 19. W. Linfield-Trappe Road in Liimerick, allowing other members to ride alongside Curcio as he completes his 100 miles. Members are encouraged to make a pledge or provide a donation to the Annual Campaign while Curcio completes the ride.

He will ride from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This will be Curcio’s fourth year raising funds for the YMCA, which he credits with helping him adjust to his new life following his accident. He supports the Y’s mission by participating in the bike ride, and also as a part-time staff member who works at the Welcome Desk, coaches Youth Basketball, and teaches Ping Pong.

Watch John Curcio's story here

About the Greater Philadelphia YMCA

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. 

Throughout the Delaware Valley, the Greater Philadelphia YMCA serves more than 200,000 individuals a year – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. 

Anchored in 17 YMCA locations, and one overnight camp, throughout Berks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Pike, Burlington and Camden counties, the Greater Philadelphia YMCA has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. For more information, fundraising call 215-963-3700 or visit

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