The Quell Foundation is proud to announce that on September 7-11th, 2021, the organization will host the 9/11 Ride of Hope.
The 9/11 Ride of Hope is a 5-day cycling journey to honor those suffering from the physical and emotional exposures associated with September 11th, 2001, and its aftermath. Each mile of the journey between the World Trade Center in N.Y. and the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., will pay respect to those who lost their lives and demonstrate our commitment to the mental health of our First Responder, Emergency Response, Government Agencies, and Military communities. The event will culminate with the national premiere of The Quell Foundation’s documentary Lift the Mask – First Responders Sound the Alarm on Friday and a wreath-laying ceremony at the Pentagon on the anniversary of 9/11.
This event aims to educate, inspire, and empower first responders to recognize mental health crisis warning signs amongst their own. Americans in public service are more likely to die by suicide than performing their line-of-duty life-saving roles. In 2019, at least 114 Firefighters died by suicide, compared to the 52 that died in the field. In the same year, 228 Police Officers took their life while 132 died in the field. We have lost 22 as of February 15th, 2021. The reality facing our country’s first responders is at a critical point.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Become a Rider
The Quell Foundation is currently accepting applications for riders to join the 9/11 Ride of Hope Team. Spots are limited, and applications will be processed and accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Precedence will be offered to current and veteran first responder applicants.
Buy the Gear
Can’t make the ride but want to support the Ride of Hope from your home course? To purchase the jersey, cycling bib, and/or shorts, click here.
When you purchase a jersey with bibs or shorts, get an official pair of 9/11 Ride of Hope socks for free!
Sponsor the Event
Are you interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here to learn more about the sponsorship levels. If you have any questions regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kevin M. Lynch at Klynch@thequellfoundation.org.
The Quell Foundation Inc. is a non-profit public benefit 501(c)(3) corporation and is operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code. The Quell Foundation is not organized and shall not be operated for the private gain of any person. The Quell Foundation will always retain control over the contributed funds and will provide the relative information regarding its activities on its website: www.thequellfoundation.org.
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