10,500 mile bike ride benefits cochlear implant candidates | Health
Jacob Landis, a 24- year- old who was once deaf, received a cochlear implant at the age of ten that changed his life completely. Now, he is determined to raise 1 million dollars to benefit children who need cochlear implants and cannot afford it.
In order to accomplish this number, Landis is combining his passion for cycling, baseball and his desire to help others. He is making a 10,000+ mile bike ride all around the country this baseball season, stopping at all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums.
Jacob is biking through Spokane very soon, around Friday June, 14th, on his way from Target Field in Minnesota to his 16th ball park, Safeco Field in Seattle. Jacob is stopping in at the police station in Lewistown where Chief Birdwell will be holding much needed packages from home.
Jacob's ride began April 3rd in Annapolis, Md., and he will finish at Marlins Park in Miami, Fl.
The proceeds of his journey will benefit the following organizations:
The Gift of Hearing Foundation, Massachusetts
Hearing Loss Association of America
Johns Hopkins Medicine: Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Maryland
Mayo Clinic, Minnesota
J.W. Pickle Foundation, Tennessee
Visit www.jacobsride.com for more information on how to donate to support Jacob's journey, or Text JACOB to 50555 to give $10 to the Hearing Loss Association of America benefiting Jacob’s Ride.