Last month, Bob Burlison embarked on the ride of his life.
The longtime member of the La Canada Flintridge Kiwanis AM Club plans to travel more than 13,000 miles around the United States. He is leaving his life behind for nearly three months to raise awareness and funds for The Eliminate Project.
“This seemed like a pretty good excuse to take a little ride,” said Burlison. “I hope it will strengthen the Kiwanis name and unite everyone across the nation.”
Members of the La Canada Flintridge Kiwanis AM Club organized the fundraiser to support The Eliminate Project because they believe it fits well into the meaning and purpose of Kiwanis “to help children, here and throughout the world.”
Burlison, affectionately named "The Eliminator" by fellow club members, left La Canada, Calif., on Memorial Day. So far, the route has taken him through 24 states. When completed on Labor Day, the journey could break a current Guinness World Record for the longest motorcycle ride in the same country.
Club president Tom Petersmeyer is happy that many volunteers have stepped up to host Burlison and support the project. “This is probably the best thing our club has done in many years.”
Follow the K.U.R.E. ride or contact The Eliminate Project campaign office to contribute to Kiwanis’ global effort to save women and babies.