Local man to race across America to raise money for Mad Anthony's Children's Hope House

Andrew Gritzmaker, Executive Director for the Mad Anthony's Children's Hope House hopes to raise awareness to what it's like to live for an extended time without the comforts of home.

Posted: Mar. 8, 2018 10:23 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Andrew Gritzmaker, Executive Director for the Mad Anthony's Children's Hope House hopes to raise awareness to what it's like to live for an extended time without the comforts of home.

June 2, Gritzmaker will go on a 4,200 mile bicycle journey from Astoria, Oregon to Yorktown, Virginia in the Tran Am Race, a self-supported off road race.

Families at MACHH often travel for long distances to Fort Wayne to help tend to their loved ones who are patients. Gritzmaker says on his journey he will highlight the struggles and triumphs families face.

"I think it'll draw me closer to the mission overall and allow me to further empathize for our families in other ways that I haven't been able to previously do," said Gritzmaker.

All of the proceeds from the race will be donated to the Mad Anthony's Children's Hope House.

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