Cross Country Bike Ride to Benefit Families of Fallen Soldiers
J. James McTigue with The WATCH in Telluride, CO writes: The events of September 11, 2001, affected different people in different ways. For former Goldman Sachs Vice President Kevin Mincio, it was the catalyst to leave Wall Street and enlist in the U.S. Army – a path that would lead him to establish a nonprofit foundation to benefit families of fallen soldiers. He is now biking 4,200 miles across the country to raise money for the same foundation.
Together with a friend, entrepreneur and philanthropist Matt Sauri, Mincio began the ride on June 9 in Santa Rosa, Calif. The two will ride into Telluride on Monday, June 27, rest on Tuesday, and then continue on their cross-country journey, which will end in Manhattan at Ground Zero on September 11, 2011. During the ride, they hope to raise $500,000 for The Team Jesse Foundation, which benefits families of fallen soldiers.