The Ride for the Fallen will stop in Las Vegas on Saturday, August 25. Come out to Stoney’s Rockin’ Country and help raise money for the Coast X Coast Foundation.
Stoney’s opens at 7p.m. There will be an auction, cornhole tournament, CXC t-shirts and hats for purchase and you're always welcome to give a cash donation!
The honorees of this year’s ride include two Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, U.S. Air Force Tech Sergeant John Chapman and U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Robbie Miller. Gold Star Family members joining us in Las Vegas are; Maggie Duskin, wife of Honoree U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Mike Duskin, and the family of Honoree U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Ryan Savard, his wife Samantha Savard and his parents, Karen and Lynn Gray.
Every fall since 2012, the Coast X Coast Foundation begins a motorcycle ride on the West Coast that concludes on the East Coast. Traveling over 4,000 miles in 17 days, the riders celebrate the lives and legacies of honorees from Special Operations Forces while meeting with Gold Star Family members along the route.
Over the course of those 17 days, the riders stop in key cities where support for the CXC Foundation’s mission has been historically strong and host a fundraising event. Through those fundraising events, sales of CXC Merchandise and direct donations, CXC raises enough money for CXC operational expenses and to support members of the SOF community who need financial assistance in their path to recovery from combat-related issues such as traumatic brain injury, PTSD and loss of mobility or function. The treatment programs supported by funds from CXC are often overlooked by the VA, but the program has been used by various Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Units for advanced functional diagnostic health assessments such as biochemical and metabolic analysis, neuroendocrine testing, genetic testing and extensive diagnostic testing for occupational and environmental exposures such as heavy metals and other deployment-related exposures. By going beyond the typical approach of conventional healthcare this functional approach to medicine offers a patient-first approach to resolving health complaints and creates a path to healing and recovery based on each individual’s biochemical individuality and genetic uniqueness.
At every stop, we meet with Gold Star Family Members and Combat Veterans. In every city, we share our own stories of living with PTSD and TBI and we share stories of how this ride has served as a therapeutic endeavor for participants. Our events in each city act as a touchpoint for the Veteran communities we travel through. In every city we meet at least one combat veteran who has been failed by the VA system and benefits from learning more about functional medicine. There is no better way to engage an audience than by being present and speaking authentically. The Coast X Coast Ride For The Fallen allows us to do this. The motorcycles are just a mechanism for getting us from point to point – they call to the warrior spirit and start the conversation.
Please consider joining us this year as we work toward the goal of $60,000 raised and the establishment of CXC Foundation Scholarships for treatments at EXOS and the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. We accept direct cash donations as well as donations of hotel room nights, fuel cards and airline miles.
CXC is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3. Our EIN is 81-2705724