Vet-owned local company Mission Essential hosts Ride 2 Recovery Ohio event
From Friday's announcement:
Mission Essential is hosting the First Annual Ohio Honor Ride during Memorial Day weekend to raise money and promote awareness for Ride 2 Recovery, which improves the physical and mental well-being of injured veterans with cycling as a means of rehabilitation.
Ride 2 Recovery hosts numerous Honor Rides across the country each year. Scheduled for Saturday, May 24, the ride will start and end in the Northeast Columbus suburb of New Albany, touring the scenic countryside of Central Ohio in routes of 35 or 70 miles.
“With its commitment to our military and cycling, Mission Essential is an excellent partner for Ride 2 Recovery - helping us to expand our outreach to injured veterans,” said John Wordin, Ride 2 Recovery founder and president. “Our program introduces cycling to injured service men and women as a life-changing addition to the physical and mental rehabilitation.”
Mission Essential was founded by two veterans in 2004 and about 30 percent of its corporate associates are veterans. Supporting veterans groups has long been a staple of charitable giving at Mission Essential. A strategic partner in sponsoring this ride is Healthy New Albany, the “for purpose” organization designed to embrace healthy living through community activities, events and personalized wellness and disease prevention programs.