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9th Annual Pedaling 4 Preemies (P4P)

A campaign by Billy Reilly

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  • Register for 100 Mile P4P Ride Saturday, September 19, 2015 (Ride starts at 7am ET)

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    Register for 100 Mile P4P Ride Saturday, September 19, 2015 WHEN: Check-in 6:30am ET -- The ride starts at 7am ET! START/END LOCATION: 599 River Street, Norwell, MA COST: It's free to ride, but we need your help raising funds! HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THIS RIDE: Click on this box to register. You must use your real first/last name and email address to register. By registering you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the terms of P4P’s Waiver of Liability (see FAQ section) ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Please come prepared with spare tubes/air, filled water bottles, etc. There will be a rest stop at approx. mile 40, convenient stores along the route, and there is a BBQ for all riders and their families following the ride (12noon to 5pm ET) – bring towels and bathing suits for the pool!
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9th Annual Pedaling 4 Preemies (P4P)
Pedaling 4 Preemies (P4P) was started as a ride of gratitude to say "thank you" to the incredible doctors and nurses at Brigham and Women's and Children's Hospitals who saved our son, Will's, life. He was born 13 weeks premature at 1 lb 9 oz.

While my family and I will always feel a debt of gratitude to the team of more than 50 doctors and nurses who tended to Will during his 95 days at the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) --- he is just one of their many success stories. There are countless other families and infants from around the world who benefit from their expertise and care.

Join us by registering to ride on September 19, 2015 or by clicking "Contribute Now" to support the NICUs at Brigham and Women's and Children's Hospitals in Boston. They are making miracles happen every day!


2015 P4P RIDE DETAILS

Date:  Saturday, September 19, 2015

Start/End Location:  599 River Street, Norwell, MA 02061

Cost:  The P4P ride is free to participate in and there is a complimentary post-ride BBQ for all riders and their families, but we need your help raising funds!

Do I need to pre-register to ride?:  Yes! All riders must register by Saturday, September 12, 2015 to participate in P4P 2015.

100 Mile Ride Details:
Check-in:  6:30am
Ride Start:  7:00am
Cost:  It's free to ride (and the post-ride BBQ is free too), but we need your help raising funds for the NICUs at Brigham and Women's and Children's Hospitals in Boston, MA! 

ALL RIDERS MUST REGISTER BY SEPT 12, 2015!
By registering for any P4P event you acknowledge that you accept the terms of P4P's Waiver.

Additional Ride Details:  
Honey stinger products and water will be provided at the start for all riders. There will be an organized rest stop at approx. mile 40 to refuel and shed unwanted gear etc. In addition, there are convenient stores along the route for riders to use as needed. Please come prepared with spare tubes/air, filled water bottles, and your own nutrition if needed. We look forward to riding with you!


2015 POST-RIDE BBQ INFORMATION

Date:  Saturday, September 19, 2015 after the ride!

Timing:  12noon to 5:00pm (family members are encouraged to attend and should arrive at 12:30pm)

Location:  599 River Street, Norwell, MA

Other Details:  There will be cookout food, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages available for everyone. Bring towels and bathing suits for the pool. We look forward to celebrating with you!

**Please email Billy directly (pedaling4preemies@gmail.com) if there are any allergies or dietary restrictions to be aware of. 


MORE ABOUT P4P

Pedaling 4 Preemies (P4P) began in 2007 by Billy and Alexis Reilly in an effort to show support to the hospitals that helped them to bring their son, Will, home. The P4P ride has raised over $425,000 for two of the largest NICU’s (Neonatal Intensive Care Units) in Boston, Brigham and Women’s and Children’s Hospitals.

It all started when Alexis, at 26 weeks pregnant, started having pain in her abdomen. She came to Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), and after several hours of tests, Alexis was diagnosed with HELLP Syndrome, which stands for hemolytic anemia, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelet count. It is extremely serious, and the only way to treat it is to deliver the baby. An emergency C-section was scheduled and Will arrived at 5:35pm that evening, weighing only 1lb, 9oz.

For the first month, the BWH nurses called Will the “all-star of the NICU” because he was doing so well. But when it came time to start feeding him milk, they realized little Will had digestive problems. That’s when he got really sick. Will was transported to Children’s Hospital and immediately went into surgery. 

Will came out of surgery with an ostomy so he could eliminate waste. The surgeons said, “The good news is, we can’t find anything wrong. The bad news is, we can’t find anything wrong.” After eight days, Will suddenly turned a corner. He was taken off the ventilator, was feeding great, and getting stronger. At Children’s, they said, “Normally, we would just keep Will until he is ready to go home, but the Brigham nurses are fighting very hard to have him back.” He went back to Brigham and Women’s Hospital for his final month of treatment. 

After 95 days, Will was finally able to go home at 4lbs., 12 oz., so tiny, so wonderful and most of all healthy! 

Now Will is a thriving, happy and healthy 8 year old --- thanks in no small part to the more than 50 doctors and nurses who cared for him during his first 95 days of life.










FAQs

When is the 2015 P4P ride?  
The 2015 P4P Ride is taking place on Saturday, September 19th.

Where does the ride start and finish?  
The ride starts and finishes at 599 River Street, Norwell, MA.  

Is it free to ride?  
Yes, but we need your help raising funds. Email the link to this page to your family and friends and ask them to contribute on behalf of your ride!  

Do I need to pre-register to ride?  
Yes! All riders must register by September 12, 2015 to participate.

How do I register to ride?  
To ride, click on the registration box in the upper right-hand corner of this page.

Do I need to sign a waiver to ride?  
Yes! By registering for or participating in any P4P event you accept and agree to the terms of P4P's Waiver of Liability.

If I am riding, can my family members attend the BBQ?  
Yes, family members are encouraged to attend the post-ride BBQ from 12noon to 5pm on Saturday, September 19, 2015.

How can I make a donation to P4P?  Click on the "Contribute Now" button in the upper right-hand corner of this page to make a donation! We greatly appreciate your support!

Is my donation tax-deductible?  
Yes! your donation is 100% tax-deductible. All funds raised go to the P4P/NICU Fund at Brigham and Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Boston, MA. Both Brigham and Women's and Children's Hospital are qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Brigham and Women's Hospital will send tax-deductible donation receipts to all donors following the ride.

Who should I contact if I have questions about P4P?  Contact Billy Reilly at pedaling4preemies@gmail.com


THANK YOU!

Thank you to all of our friends and family who have helped to make P4P into something much bigger and much more impactful than we ever dreamed it could be! Thanks to your support we have raised over $425,000 for life giving newborn care. Your participation and generosity is truly saving lives. Thank you!