Why I ride
This is my fourteenth year riding the Courage Classic. I ride for the athletic challenge, the community but most of all to make a contribution to kids like Noah. The ten years I worked at Children's showed me the difference donors make: your generous contributions directly supports kids and families at the times they need it most. I hope you'll join me in contributing to this extraordinary organization.
Noah was born with a congenital heart defect. Within his first few months of life, his treatment involved a hole being punctured in his heart and eventually open-heart surgery. Noah is now a healthy 16-year-old who rides in the Courage Classic thanks to the care he received at Children’s Colorado. His favorite day is not Christmas or even his birthday, but the final day of the Courage Classic when he gets to hand out medals at the finish line.
Noah will not be the last child to face a life-threatening illness, and his family will not be the last to navigate a frightening diagnosis. The Courage Classic is both a personal challenge and an opportunity to support positive outcomes for kids and families who need Children's Colorado.