This summer, Girl Up supporter Leah Adelman (Andover, MA) is bicycling coast to coast across the U.S. to raise awareness and funds for Girl Up. On June 27, she will dip her bicycle wheel into the Atlantic Ocean at Folly Beach, South Carolina, and begin her 2,740-mile journey westward to Ocean Beach Park in San Diego, California.
The trip will take six weeks across nine states including the Rocky Mountains and the Mojave desert. Many days, Leah will bicycle more than 90 miles and put in a lot of hard work, both physically and mentally. As challenging as her ride will be, she knows that it is nothing compared to the challenges facing girls around the world. When Leah had the opportunity to travel to India, she saw how girls just like her didn’t have access to things that are often taken for granted like health, safety, and education.
Leah may only be 16 years old, but she wants to make a difference in the lives of girls around the world. Show your support by helping Leah reach her fundraising goal! Together with the help of many family and friends, she is going to make a big difference for girls everywhere.