Providing opportunities for people with disabilities to live dignified, joyful lives is something near and dear to my heart. There needs to be more of it in the world!
I am riding my bicycle in the Mohawk Valley Metric Century, and am raising money for the Oregon Supported Living (Arts & Culture) Program.
While people with disabilities have their most basic needs met through the state and insurance like residential assistance, supported living programs, and community inclusion and employment services, they have little to nothing left over for education, therapeutic recreation, personal growth, and joy...the real "zest" of life.
Organizations like the Oregon Supported Living Arts & Culture program rely solely the on generous donations and support of community cooperatives, sponsorships, and fundraisers to bring inclusive, professional art and recreational therapies to people of all abilities. Your fundraising support through the Mohawk Valley Metric Century will help continue the amazing opportunities that the Arts & Culture Program provides including over ten different art classes taught by professional artists on a quarterly basis to OSLP clients, adults with disabilities from other programs, and the general public. This program is truly inclusive and open to individuals with and without disabilities, making it one of only a few programs of its kind in the US.
Mohawk Valley Metric Century
Eugene Velo Bicycle Club is excited to once again raise funds for the Oregon Supported Living Arts & Culture program through their annual Mohawk Valley Metric Century bicycle ride on May 11, 2019.
Featuring routes of 50k, 100k, and 150k there is a route for everyone from the seasoned Veteran to the rookie cyclist looking to set and achieve big goals this cycling season.
The ride begins and ends at Armitage Park in Eugene, Oregon and traverses the low-traveled backroads of Lane and Linn County.
Proceeds from the event go to support The OregonSupported Living Arts & Culture Program.
The Oregon Supported Living Arts & Culture Program breaks down barriers to participation in the arts for people of all abilities and is a leader in inclusive community arts for people of all abilities.
This vision is achieved through its diverse and inclusive classes and workshops, on-and-off site exhibitions, mentorships, and unique community collaborations.
With over ten different art classes taught by professional artists on a quarterly basis, the Arts & Culture program serves OSLP clients, adults with disabilities from other programs, and the public in general. They provide classes, workshops, and mentorships with professional instructors in visual and performing arts as well as cultural activities in Eugene, Oregon. Classes are for individuals of all abilities that are 18 years old and over.
The program is truly inclusive and open to individuals with and without disabilities, making it one of only a few programs of its kind in the US.