Annual Tour de Toren brings in $40,000 for child, family-focused programs

A collage of friends and family participating in this year’s Tour de Toren while practicing social distancing.

Bethany Christian Services’ annual Tour de Toren event took place May 15 and 16 with individuals and socially-distanced friends and families riding bicycles and running throughout a 24-hour period.

Riders, runners and friends participating in other physical challenges like burpees and pushups were able to register and seek donors/sponsors for their efforts. Through the generous efforts of the Tour de Toren registrants, sponsors and donors from all over the country, the event has been able to raise almost $40,000 of the $50,000 goal.

Donations can still be made via https://bethany.org/locations/us/iowa/pella/events/tour-de-toren-2020. Meeting the event goal allows for support for vulnerable expectant parents, mentors and therapy services for children and families, as well as diapers for refugee families.

The event is put on to build awareness and raise funds for Bethany’s core programs supporting children and families. The Stronger Beginnings, Storyline Project and Start Small Project are all child and family focused programs.

In the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic, it was humbling and inspiring to see people participating and donating from across the country for those that need it most.

Bethany would like to send a special thank you to event title sponsors: LDJ Manufacturing, Financial Architects, Marion County Bank, Foster Group and CenterPoint Electric.

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