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Dream4TK, Embrace Kids Foundation, Orlando, Disney World, cycling, 5D, Rutgers University

Proud big sister post right here—I’m warning y’all. My little sister Natalie (who brought you her genius tips on how to train for a half marathon) and her friends from Rutgers University created Dream4TK—a fundraiser for the Embrace Kids Foundation to raise money for kids with cancer by cycling from New Brunswick, NJ to Orlando, FL. 1,600+ miles.

There were five cyclists, and Nat and her friends Jovelle and Ramon drove the “swagon”—my parents’ Pilot-turned-support vehicle-turned-party bus.

These guys are awesome and selfless and deserve a lot of credit (and donations!) for giving up their final summer of freedom to help sick children. I mean, look at what other kids their age do (all fingers pointing at you, Miley).

On Tuesday the Sylvan house was invaded by Dream4TK—these final four are on their way to Colorado for one last adventure. I’m so super proud—and jealous—of everything they’ve done, so I asked them to take us along on their journey through pictures:

Dream4TK, Embrace Kids Foundation, Orlando, Disney World, cycling, 5D, Rutgers University

Dream4TK’s five cyclists and 3 support crew members held a Launch Party and Bike Tour in New Brunswick, NJ that raised $11,042.84 for Embrace Kids Foundation.

Dream4TK, Embrace Kids Foundation, Orlando, Disney World, cycling, 5D, Rutgers University

Torrential rain and thunderstorms ended the first day’s effort to reach Philadelphia. The team retreated back to NJ for a fresh start the next day.

Dream4TK, Embrace Kids Foundation, Orlando, Disney World, cycling, 5D, Rutgers University

Briana Partin opened up her home to the team in Fredericksburg, VA, and rode with the team on their way to Richmond. She lead the ride to the 35mi halfway point and doubled her own personal best distance on the ride back home.

Dream4TK, Embrace Kids Foundation, Orlando, Disney World, cycling, 5D, Rutgers University

This is a cow.

Dream4TK, Embrace Kids Foundation, Orlando, Disney World, cycling, 5D, Rutgers University

John Bennett gives the riders a tour through the Civil War battlefields of Richmond, VA.

Dream4TK, Embrace Kids Foundation, Orlando, Disney World, cycling, 5D, Rutgers University

Shooting video from the car is just a part of the job for Ramon.

Dream4TK, Embrace Kids Foundation, Orlando, Disney World, cycling, 5D, Rutgers University

Jeff Bradley opened up his hobby farm for the Dream Team in Ridgeland, SC.

Dream4TK, Embrace Kids Foundation, Orlando, Disney World, cycling, 5D, Rutgers University

After ending the trip on August 24, the team enjoyed a day at Disney with help from their last hosts, the Sullivans.

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