By Adam Newman
I first heard this story on the local radio and was excited to hear it was taking place here in our hometown of Pittsburgh. The "My Bike" program builds and distributes special bikes to kids with disabilities in the 10-county greater Pittsburgh area.
Variety—The Children’s Charity, is the organization behind the drive, and more than 50 bikes have either been delivered to children or have been funded. There are hopes of providing 200 to kids before Christmas. Each bike costs about $1,800, which is too expensive for many families, but Variety is coordinating the financing thanks to corporate and individual donations. Local companies including PNC Bank, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Sheild, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Bayer have made contributions.