JULIE BRUNS

Hometown
Columbus, Ohio
College
Chamberlain College of Nursing
Bike
Specialized Ruby
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About Julie Bruns

It is hard to believe that it has been less than three years since I got my first bike.  At the time, my life was very directionless.  I was taking college classes but didn't really know what I wanted to do. 

I got my first bike in April and had ridden 200 miles by June, when I headed out on a weeklong bike tour throughout Ohio.  Wow.  Camping every night, riding 50 to 60 miles on some pretty tough hills every day was rough!  I complained and cursed and whined on many of those hills.  I walked many of the hills, I was exhausted, I hurt, what was I doing?  But . . . I finished every mile.  I succeeded.  And my life has not been the same since then.

Cycling has changed my life.  I can't explain it.  Soon thereafter, I applied and was accepted into nursing school.  That summer, I got a job that I love at a bike store.  I continued to cycle whenever I could and because of it, today, I am a different person.

Cycling has been a gift to me, and I want to use that gift to give back.  I am blessed to be able to cycle and I know that.  It has been my dream now for many years to ride across America and following my graduation from nursing school will do so.  This summer on June 1st I will be departing from Yorktown, Virginia and be on my way to San Francisco, California for an August 1st arrival.  First, I must raise $3,785, one dollar for every mile in order to raise awareness and funds in order to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. 

MS affects the nervous system, causing paralysis, loss of vision, weakness, tremors, and often the inability to walk, amongst other symptoms.  MS affects nearly 400,000 Americans today!  There is no current cure!

No one should have to suffer from this disease so therefore I am riding to raise awareness and money for MS, to provide treatment for a disease that stops everyday people from doing everyday things.  I am riding in appreciation for the gift I have been given.  I am riding so that people with MS can ride.  And I am riding as an example to others, because I know, from firsthand experience, that cycling can change your life, can change who you are and what you are and on this adventure I am sure it will!

I am asking for your support - not for a large donation, but any donation . . . if donations come in $1 increments then I hope that there are 3,785 people who will have joined with me on this journey, one mile at a time, across this great country.  The funds will go to the James Q. Miller MS Clinic in Charlottesville, Virginia in order to improve the quality of life for people living with MS. 

I know that success takes hard work and that it can be frustrating, it can be painful . . . but if you never give up, and you continue to work hard, and you keep on pedaling no matter what, ultimately you will succeed!

So now you do the EASY part and DONATE I will do the HARD part and RIDE!  Any amount big or small is appreciated!

Thank You in advance for your gift of HOPE and dreams not only for me but for those suffering from MS as well!  ~Julie Bruns~

Go to my blog at: https://biketheusforms.blogspot.com to follow my ride across America!

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Julie Bruns' Fundraising

TRANSAM 2011 TEAM TOTAL: $102149

ALL 2011 TEAMS TOTAL: $214540

PERSONAL GOAL: $3785
RAISED: $3891
Anonymous $500.00
Ronald Bruns $250.00
Anonymous $250.00
Daniel J Ersley $200.00
Susan Borchers $200.00
Steven Crawford $150.00
Jean A Homan $125.00
Bernadette M Herman $100.00
Brittney burnworth $100.00
Christopher Godley $100.00
David E Walkowiak $100.00
Donna Steineman $100.00
Janice M Carroll $100.00
Julie N Bruns $100.00
Linda L Vitak $100.00
Richard D Darnell $100.00
Steven & Nancy Tarini $100.00
Anonymous $81.00
Anonymous $75.00
Brian A Lustgarten $50.00
Cynthia Snyder $50.00
Erin Stout $50.00
Judith Kimchi-Woods $50.00
Karen M. Johnson $50.00
Marilyn Simon $50.00
Mary Jo Kerns $50.00
Matthew L Bruns $50.00
Renee Bruns $50.00
joseph nungesser $40.00
Anonymous $38.00
Abra L Greenberg $36.00
Sally J Harmon $35.00
Georgene Post $30.00
Brian Schmiesing $25.00
Helene M. Eilerman $25.00
Lori J. Jutte $25.00
Marcile C. Schmiesing $25.00
Rachel N Post $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
GINA SCHMITMEYER $20.00
JANE E JONES $20.00
Julie N Bruns $20.00
Kathy Broering $20.00
Lisa Ghiloni $20.00
Mary Ann Keough $20.00
Michelle Hart $20.00
The Heimans $20.00
Slackers in Torrey, Utah $16.00
Katie M. Eilerman $15.00
Candace M Smith $10.00
Cathryn J. Baack $10.00
Elaine & Scott Bruns $10.00
James Calderhead $10.00
Julie N Bruns $10.00
Kim A Emmelheintz $10.00
Larry Reichert $10.00
Shannon Schwartz $10.00
Julie N Bruns $5.00
Natalie Bruns $5.00