Deaf alum sets out across America, biking for a cause
Four thousand miles and 10 states later, recent Weelock College of Education and Human Development graduate Conrad Baer and Albert Blake hope to raise $25,000 for the American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC). What makes Baer and Blakeâ€™s attempt especially perilous as they travel this countryâ€™s roads is that both men are deaf.
Baer, who comes from a third-generation Deaf family, and Blake met while undergraduates at Gallaudet University, the only hard-of-hearing- college in the world. In speaking about their recent collaboration, Baer says, â€œWe chose ASDC as the organization to fundraise [for] because the organizationâ€™s values align with our vision. We believe in sign language rights and education for Deaf children, and ASDC practices this. It was an easy, natural fit for us.â€ To date the men have raised $22,000 through their efforts.
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