Thursday, August 8, 2013

First Stop on Ride for Ryan (West Coast Style) - August 28th

The First Stop before the 2013 Ride for Ryan (West Coast Style) is Wednesday, August 28th, at the Franklin Inn Mexican Restaurant. Bring this coupon to the Inn between 11am and 9pm and 20% of your bill will be donated to the Ryan Diviney Special Needs Trust.  You can enjoy a nice meal and help a family in need.  
 Our event coordinates with the efforts of John Maletta (and friends) who are raising money for the fund with their third annual Ride for Ryan at the beginning of September. In just three weeks, this kind-hearted pack of guys will be bicycling the mountains of the Pacific Coast Highway in California to raise funds for Ryan Diviney. The riding crew, led by John Maletta, also includes Scot Reed, George Gardner, Joe Maletta, Chris Clegg, and Gerry Durishan. It's 267 miles from the San Francisco area to San Luis Obispo in southern California. The cyclists will be making this trip in 5 days and are motivated by Ryan's needs and your generous support.
Maletta says, "We are spearheading this very special effort for the son of my old college roommate and I am asking you to consider helping us. Thanks to you, we’ve raised over $15,000 for Ryan’s medical care in the first two Ride For Ryan events."  
Ryan Diviney was viciously attacked by strangers in a convenience store parking lot 3+ years ago and has remained in an eyes-open coma since the attack. The Diviney family is responsible for his around-the-clock medical care and the medical bills remain extremely crushing to their finances. They have established a Special Needs Trust for Ryan that allows you to donate to the Trust and assures that every penny of your donation will go directly to his medical care.  You can read more about Ryan at, including links to TV stories and newspaper articles.
If you can't see the gang off by visiting the Franklin Inn on Wednesday, August 28th, you can still donate.  No pledge is too small.  Make your check payable to the Ryan Diviney Special Needs Trust and send them c/o John Maletta 2306 Salem Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 or you can donate online at
If you'd like to know more about the first two Rides for Ryan, visit these links: Ride for Ryan 2012 and Ride for Ryan 2011.
John Maletta asks that you please pass this information on to your family, friends and co-workers too. Your assistance is greatly appreciated! Thank you so much!

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