Join us on Saturday, September 13, 2014, for the 2nd Annual Liz’s Ride for Agape. Agape, in partnership with Harding Academy & Cirque du Velos (CdV), is preparing the Liz LaVelle bike ride in memory of Liz and in support of her heart for children in foster care.
Liz LaVelle was the third child of Dr. David and Jenny LaVelle. Liz lived with enthusiasm and a passion for life. She had a huge heart for those that are unable to help themselves. Liz’s special passion was for foster children and children with learning disorders. During high school at Harding Academy she helped convince her parents to become foster parents. She worked very closely with her parents to take care of three foster children for most of her senior year. Liz was studying psychology at Lipscomb University in Nashville with the goal of eventually working at Agape Child and Family Services to help children with learning problems that are in foster care.
Liz passed away tragically in 2010, a month after her 20th birthday while driving to Nashville to see her brother. Her loss has left a very large void in the lives of those who knew her, but her love and passion for children in need lives on in the hearts of those she touched. That is why Cirque du Velos has chosen to honor Liz’s memory and to support Agape in their work to help children and families in need.
8:00 AM - Ride Begins. All are invited to attend and participate in the ride. Experienced and inexperienced riders, young and old alike are welcome. However, riding is optional.
9:30 AM - Festivities Begin. We will have a fun family celebration event, which will include music, food, and bounce houses, among other activities!
11:00 PM - Ceremony. We will hold a brief ceremony to honor the LaVelle family, and remember Liz and her heart for orphan care.
Since all proceeds benefit Agape's mission to serve the fatherless, we are requesting a minimum donation of $250 for participants but you can give more if you prefer. CLICK HERE for more information, or call David Jordan at (901) 323-3600 x18.
When & Where
Agape Child & Family Services
Agape Child & Family Services is a Christian-based organization which is dedicated to serving homeless woman, fatherless children and under-resourced communities. At its core, Agape is dedicated to providing children and families with healthy homes. Agape will serve more than 10,000 children, adults and families in 2013. For more information about Agape Child & Family Services, call 901.323.3600 or visit http://www.agapemeanslove.org/Liz-LaVelle