Over a decade ago, the brothers of Sigma Phi Epsilon at UC Berkeley began the tradition of holding a charity bike ride from Berkeley to Santa Monica over the course of five days. The five hundred mile ride traces the California coast, raising awareness and funds for causes that make a difference locally and globally, and challenging the riders physically and mentally.
Once again this year, after the spring semester comes to a close, a group will embark from Berkeley's historic Sather Gate and after five long and trying days of riding, arrive at the Santa Monica pier in Los Angeles.
This year, our cause, JDRF, is of particular importance to us since one of our brothers lives with Type 1 diabetes. JDRF works every day to change the reality of this disease for millions of people—and to prevent anyone else from ever knowing it—by funding research, advocating for government support of research and new therapies, ensuring new therapies come to market and connecting and engaging the T1D community. JDRF has funded more than $2 billion in research to date and made significant progress in understanding and fighting the disease.
Please join us on our journey by following us on social media and consider donating to JDRF. In the past 3 years, through PFL, SigEp Cal Alpha has raised nearly $20,000 for our causes, with just under $9,500 raised last year alone. Every penny donated will go directly to JDRF and help fund the next generation of research focused on ending Type 1 diabetes.