RIDE4ROSE FEBRUARY 13TH - 17TH, 2016
The purpose of the ride is to raise awareness and garner support from Florida Legislators to add Child-to-Parent Violence/Abuse as a form of Domestic Violence. Sen. Geraldine Thompson has filed Abuse of a Parent bill (S1296) in the 2016 Florida Legislative session, and Rep. Victor Torres has filed the companion bill (H1137).
Cyclists are encouraged to join the ride at any point along the route between Orlando and Tallahassee. We desperately need sponsors/donors/volunteers for necessities such as nutrition, hotel accommodations, Support and Gear (SAG) wagon, transporting bikes/cyclists back to Orlando, and to cheer us on. Riders are merely people who love Rosemary, and are dedicated to saving lives. You too can make a difference.
RIDE4ROSE leaves David's World Cycle, 2517 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, FL on Feb. 13, 2016 at 7am, and arrives at the state Capitol, Tallahassee on Wed., Feb. 17, 2016.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
Rosemary was an avid cyclist. She loved the freedom cycling gave her from the chaos at home; it provided her momentary peace of mind from her hidden troubles that she often shared with her sister, Alice.
Rosemary often talked about needing help for both herself and her son. However, there were little to no resources available to them.
'RIDE4ROSE' HONORS VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: FOX 35 NEWS
WINTER GARDEN, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - A Central Florida woman wants to change our state's domestic violence laws. She wants stronger protections for parents who are victims of their violent children. It's a 265-mile bicycle ride for a cause. The Winter Garden woman is trying to make something good happen out of the tragic murder of her sister.
Alice Flowers is training for the Ride4Rose. She and other advocates will pedal to Tallahassee soon to raise awareness about child to parent abuse and domestic violence. "There are many, many families who are actually going through this, child to parent abuse," she says.
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