Engel - Paced For Life
Welcome to my team page! I'm very excited to raise money to benefit Camp LUCK and the Lucky Unlimited Cardiac Kids. I was born with heart disease and did not have a support team as Camp LUCK, therefore I wanted to help by starting this fundraiser, Bike LUCK.
When diagnosed at 6 months old, my parents were not sure of my life expectancy. Little did they know the drive this gave me to live an active and healthy lifestyle. Through 8 pacemakers, 2 staph infections, several surgeries through cycling, running and triathlons I've proven the odds of strengthening the heart can prove the sky is the limit of life with heart disease despite scars on your chest.
Camp LUCK is important to teach heart kids confidence, self-esteem and sharing lifetime memories with other heart kids with scars. I wish I had this support growing up as I had many dark moments. A teenage heart kid taught me "everything happens for a reason".
I hope you can join me in supporting Camp LUCK by donating to my fund raising page or joining my team to participate in the virtual Bike LUCK presented by Charlotte Knights.
Thank you for any amount that you can give.
Julia Engel "Paced For Life"
Bike LUCK Presented by the Charlotte Knights
Bike LUCK Presented by the Charlotte Knights is the annual charity bicycle ride for Camp LUCK. All donations are tax-deductible and 100% of proceeds raised support Camp LUCK!
Camp LUCK provides medically supervised camp experiences for kids with significant heart disease. Camp LUCK transforms our heart kids into Lucky Unlimited Cardiac Kids with programs designed to nurture, educate and support the kids and their families. It’s more than a camp; it’s an attitude … and changing attitudes changes lives. Donations will help sponsor kids who attend Camp LUCK located at Kings Mountain State Park, Blacksburg, South Carolina.
Camp LUCK, Inc.
The mission of Camp LUCK is to encourage, comfort, and empower those affected by congenital heart disease and to provide a healthy, worry-free (medically supervised) camp environment focused on nurturing the development of Lucky Unlimited Cardiac Kids.
* Camp LUCK does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.
To offer support for families and to provide a healthy worry-free (medically supervised) camp environment where children and their families have opportunities to reach their potential by building self-esteem, friendships, and character through participating in activities that are focused on nurturing the development of Lucky Unlimited Cardiac Kids.