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“HEART TO HEART RIDE – Let’s Pump Up the Party for Marty!”
August 5, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm$25
Join us at XCYCLE on August 5th for our monthly Ride for a Reason! This month we are supporting Marty Vece, a 45-year old man, a local member of our community and a dear friend of Amber’s. Marty has been a part of the Las Vegas show biz community for many many years and his cause was brought to our attention from one of our wonderful instructors, Amber. Marty is really sick. After years of struggling with cardiomyopathy, a heart transplant is Marty’s last hope for survival. So Marty needs our help to make that happen. Marty has had two careers in which he served the Las Vegas community with endless energy and effort. His first career was as a performer where he continuously made people laugh for over 15 years.
At age 35, he begun his second career as a teacher. During his nine years of teaching, he has helped hundreds of students pass their writing proficiency exam and graduate from high school. Marty is married and has three beautiful young daughters. Dealing with his illness while trying to take care of his family has been quite a challenge. Marty is currently dependent on an LVAD, a device which is pumping his blood for him. The only way for Marty to return to good health is through this much needed heart transplant. He and his family remain positive and look forward to when he will be able to be well enough to play with his girls again. Transplants are life saving but can be financially catastrophic. Even with good insurance coverage, a transplant can still be a tremendous financial burden. From relocation in order to be near a transplant center, to anti-rejection medications and follow-up medical care after receiving a transplant, the out of pocket expenses add up quickly and continue for a lifetime.
To help with the financial burden of Marty’s uninsured expenses, a fundraising campaign in his honor has been established with HelpHOPELive, a trusted nonprofit organization that has been providing community-based fundraising guidance to patients and their families for more than 30 years. All donations are tax deductible, are held by HelpHOPELive in the Southwest Heart Transplant Fund, and are administered by HelpHOPELive for transplant related expenses only.
Please join Amber in supporting this dear friend of hers on August 5th at 11:30am! For a small cash donation of $25 you will participate in class led by Amber as well as light refreshments provided afterwords by Pressed Juicery. Sign up now to support this great cause. Stop by, donate to Marty’s cause, meet Marty, offer your love, support and smiles and be ready to ride it out with Amber! LET’S PUMP UP THE PARTY FOR MARTY! Any questions, feel free to give us a call at the studio or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.