Platinum selling, award-winning Word Records recording artist, Mark Schultz, began his bike ride May 7 to raise support for orphans and widows. Having biked 1,287 miles and raised over $75,000 so far, Schultz also plans to make a special appearance June 8 with The Kansas Children's Service League (the League) to help bring awareness to the more than 900 children in Kansas that are currently in foster care waiting to be adopted. This is also the same agency from where Schultz was adopted.
"This was something that I immediately knew I needed to do," says Schultz. "If it wasn't for the caring people at this amazing organization, I don't know where I would be today. May is National Foster Care Month [in the US], and I want to encourage family's to consider making a lifetime of difference for the most vulnerable in our communities, the young lives of children."
On his way from California to New Hampshire, Schultz is posting daily video blogs documenting his journey, and updates from the road to 69 radio stations nationwide.
Schultz is also stopping along the way to perform concerts featuring music from his acclaimed, best-selling album, Broken and Beautiful.
For more information about the bike ride, including tour dates, how to sponsor Mark, video blog updates, and Mark's progress can be found at www.markacrossamerica.org.
For Canadians, here is the closest tour date:
June 29, Hamburg, NY - Wesleyan Church of Hamburg (Tickets: 800-461-4485)
Writer: Soul Shine Staff