The more we educate and empower women, the faster we evolve as a species and the better and more inclusive our global community becomes. Women in places like Uganda are ready, willing and able to act in support of their families, many of whom struggle to afford basic schooling for them. That is the work the Paper Fig Foundation (PFF) is in: helping thousands of young women acquire skills that enable them to make a living and provide for themselves and their families.
I can't think of a better purpose to involve myself in, so this fall I will embark on a 560-mile bike ride from lower Manhattan to Niagara Falls, New York to raise money for the PFF. The ride will take me through many scenic areas of New York over abandoned railway lines that have been repurposed into a long bike path. Bike enthusiasts are welcome to join and of course donations are appreciated!