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Local Man Rides and Runs 183 Miles for Easterseals UCP

Ron Hales goes the extra mile in memory of his sister

High Point, NC, May 22, 2017

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Cindy Martin

Ron Hales is a man on a mission.  He has created a one-man fundraiser he calls “Easterseals UCP 183” to benefit the programs at Easterseals UCP.  Ron is taking his passion of cycling and running literally to the streets to thank Easterseals UCP for helping his late sister, Denise who received services.


Denise, diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, is Ron’s older sister.He said, “Denise was our angel on earth that was always thinking of others and almost always smiling.Denise lived with Cerebral Palsy for 46 years but without limits to her dreams.”  She passed away in 2008 but not a day goes by when Ron doesn’t think of her.

Ron, 52, has been running marathons, riding road races, and triathlons for more than 30 years. On Friday, May 19, Ron kicked off his two-day expedition and cycled from his home in High Point to his parent’s home in Halifax County.  That’s 167 miles in one day!  His route included the Triad, Gateway, Lake Gaston and Aurelian Springs, which were some of the places his sister spent time.

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His second leg of the Easterseals UCP 183 was a 16-mile run on the Roanoke Canal Trail (RCT) on Saturday, May 20.Ron has never attempted any of these feats but he felt likeit was time to take on a challenge and raise funds through his Easterseals UCP Champion page for an organization that assisted his sister through many challenges. Throughout his ride, Easterseals UCP posted updates Facebook and Twitter.


Donate to Easterseals UCP 183 - Ron’s mission to help others like Denise.

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Video capturing moments from Ron Hale's "Easterseals UCP 183" event

Learn more about Easterseals UCP at www.eastersealsucp.com


Easterseals UCP is a non-profit organization serving the special needs communities in North Carolina and Virginia.  Our mission is to create opportunities, promote individual choice, and change the lives of children and adults with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential to live, learn, work and play in their communities.

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