I’m a supporter both of the event and one of the agencies it benefits, JBBBS. Here’s why… It was a beautiful day last September. The sun was shining brightly and you could feel the energy in the air as my friend, Meredith, and I approached the registration desk, ready to volunteer. We slipped into our bright yellow Ride shirts and walked together with
By: Hannah Fried-Tanzer, Intern: Emerging Jewish Leaders Program JBBBS volunteers tout the way mentoring-friendships make them feel good. But it’s more than a feeling. It turns out that eating your fruits and vegetables is not the only path to a healthier you. Volunteering is proven to improve physical and mental health and professional lives, too.
What is it that gets me out of bed before dawn to drive down to Foxborough and cycle 100 miles? It isn’t just the party at the end of the ride! My passion for the Rodman Ride for Kids is driven by the vital mission of Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters, by the real difference JBBBS makes
In fall 2013, I participated in the Rodman Ride for Kids for the first time. A former Big Sister, I joined the agency’s clinical team that August. I was excited for the Ride, but I was also pretty nervous. I hadn’t ridden a bike in years. I didn’t even own one! I was reassured however that 25 miles isn’t
In 1990, I had the dubious distinction of being the very last person to finish the very first Rodman Ride for Kids. Sure, it was pouring cold rain all day and I had no raingear, only layers of soggy t-shirts. Sure, I was riding a rickety, borrowed bicycle 100 miles (the only route we did