Pinecrest Elementary: Success Stories

The Pan-Florida Challenge team received progress updates on students at Pinecrest Elementary School where it distributes Power Pack meals every Friday during the school year. The supply of Power Pack meals have helped decreased students’ behavioral incidents and achieve independent success. Please note, names have been changed for privacy purposes. Rosa Rosa has been working … Continued

Mike Davis Elementary School: Miguel

PFC meets with school partners three times a year. In August 2021, PFC met with Mike Davis Elementary School Counselor Rachel Lefever. 528 students attend Mike Davis Elementary. They are predominantly Hispanic and African American and 87% are classified as economically disadvantaged. 37% of the students are English Language Learners and 4% are homeless. PFC … Continued

Lely Elementary School: Jamea

Jamea is a third-grade student at Lely Elementary School. He is an only child and lives with his parents who work in health care. Jamea’s grandmother helps to care for him. With the high cost of living in Naples, they find it hard to make ends meet. They do not always have enough money to … Continued

Why I Ride: Janelle Morales & Kerry Sartell

“It was the worst day of my life,” said Janelle Morales. “It’s an out-of-body experience – there are so many questions that go through your head. You’re thinking am I going to die?” In January of 2016, Janelle received devastating news – she had cancer. Unfortunately, breast cancer was all too familiar in her family. … Continued

Why I Ride: Tammy Wysk

Every day, nearly 5,000 people will hear their doctor say these dreaded three words, “You have cancer.” Like millions of others, Tammy Wysk has been touched by the tragic effects of the disease, and she has supported friends and family members as they fought the hardest battle of their lives. Through her experience, she knows … Continued

Why I Ride: Jim Margherio

“During Jerry’s battle with cancer, there were a lot of ups and downs,” Jim Margherio remembers. “But he stayed positive throughout the whole thing. He joked about it, he was always a jokester. We loved to pull pranks on people at work, things like that. I think towards the end, he knew it was going … Continued

Supporting a Loved One With Cancer

As much as you’re willing to do whatever it takes to support a loved one who’s been diagnosed with cancer, you’re not always going to say or do the right thing. This is one of the most important things you need to accept about trying to be supportive – you won’t always get things right, … Continued

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5 Tips To Keep You Safe While Cycling

Cycling makes it fun to explore new places, stay in shape, and spend time with friends; and whether you cycle for leisure or plan to begin some serious Lance Armstrong-like training, it can also be dangerous. Here are 5 tips to help keep you safe while cycling. Cyclists that ride on the road are usually … Continued

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