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Three rabbis, Daniel Saul, Zalman Perlman and Shmuel Rothstein are riding their bicycles across the United States to raise awareness for children with special needs.

And on Thursday, July 7 at noon, theyll be stopping at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital at 16th and Race Street where theyҒll receive some refreshments and encouragement
Ņand leave behind some inspiration for the patients there with physical and cognitive disabilities. The cyclists will be hosted on Magees rooftop, where they will ride with athletes from MageeҒs wheelchair racing team in a show of support and solidarity.

The rabbis trek, called Bike 4 Friendship, is the first ever coast-to-coast rabbinical bike ride and is intended to raise money for the International Friendship Circle, a global organization that pairs teen volunteers with children with special needs for home visits, outings and other bonding opportunities will take them from New Jersey to North Carolina to Texas to California, stopping in sixteen Friendship Circles along the way.

The young rabbis plan to conquer 100 to 120 miles each day in under seven hours. Spanning seven weeks and 4,000 miles, the holy rollers are asking everyone to symbolically ride along with them by sponsoring miles with $4 donations.
Founded in Detroit in 1995, the Friendship Circle now boasts 84 branches and 10,000 teen volunteers worldwide.

For more information or for live daily video/Twitter/Facebook updates, visit bike4friendship.com.

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia is dedicated to helping people regain their independence and live full, healthy lives after a spinal cord injury, brain injury, amputation, work injury or stroke. Magee provides former patients with peer mentoring programs to help them and their loved ones adapt to their disability, and community programs like wheelchair sports (basketball, tennis, rugby, soccer) that creates outlets for competition, exercise and social interaction.

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