The Reno-Tahoe Odyssey is a for profit event put on by Race178. But when Race178 created this event, we wanted to give back to some good causes.
Since year one of this event, we have worked with the Tahoe-Pyramid Trail and the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation. Staff and volunteers with the Tahoe-Pyramid Trail and NNCCF help with the RTO one way or another. We publicize their organizations and we share a bit of the race proceeds with them. We hope that after you learn more about these terrific nonprofit organizations accomplishing very good things, you will make your own donation to them.
The RTO supports other nonprofit causes too.
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail is a non-profit endeavor to build a foot and bicycle path along the Truckee River from its source at Lake Tahoe to its desert terminus at Pyramid Lake. The route will descend over 2000 feet in 116 miles, using a combination of existing dirt and paved roads plus some sections of new trail and bridges. Some sections will suit families out for an hour, others horseback riders, and the entire route will entice adventure cyclists and runners traveling the distance.
Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families with children who are being treated for cancer. NNCCF provides financial assistance for medical expenses, insurance deductibles, uncovered procedures, household living expenses, mortgage payments, rent, food, utilities, travel expenses related to treatment, and additional expenses the families need assistance with during the child’s treatment. NNCCF also works with other agencies to ensure the families’ needs are effectively met in a timely manner, and to ensure that services do not overlap preventing duplication of funds.
Project HERO City of Reno is a local chapter of Project HERO, a groundbreaking national non-profit organization dedicated to helping Veterans and First Responders affected by PTSD, TBI and injury achieve rehabilitation, recovery, and resilience in their daily lives and increasing awareness to combat the national mental health emergency posed by PTSD and TBI.
For more information about Project HERO City of Reno, please see www.facebook.com/groups/ProjectHEROCityofReno.