Florida woman celebrates her 50th birthday by riding her bicycle 50 Miles A Day, For 50 Days to promote awareness for 50 Causes

Pensacola, Florida (May 15, 2016) – For most people, reaching your 50th birthday is a milestone. Diane Lea’s dream is for her 50th birthday to be more about giving than receiving. In an effort to mark the occasion, Diane will be riding her bicycle across the country to promote awareness and encourage action for a specific cause each of the 50 days.

Diane’s 2,500-mile journey begins June 18, 2016, in San Diego, CA and ends approximately mid-August back home in Pensacola, FL, bringing an opportunity each day to make a difference and enrich the lives of others.

Diane, who grew up in Pace, FL, began her effort more than two years ago when she started assessing her life and how it is connected with others. “I am touched deeply by the stories of so many people who have been affected by illness and tragedy. Often even the simplest tasks of everyday living can become an obstacle to others and challenge the most courageous of people,’’ Diane says. “This ride is my way of ‘giving back’ and showing my concern.”

Among the 50 Causes spotlighted by the cross country ride are:
Angelman Syndrome
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Breast Cancer
Cerebral Palsy
Colorectal Cancer
Crisis Text Line 741741
Child Abuse
Childhood Asthma
Childhood Cancer
Childhood Hunger
Childhood Obesity
Domestic Violence
Frontotemporal Dementia
Global Genes
Human Trafficking
Leukemia (CML)
Missing Children
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Neurocutaneous Melanosis
Ovarian Cancer
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Sanfilippo Syndrome
Suicide Awareness/Prevention
The Starfish Café
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Worldwide Education for Girls

How you can get involved:

Diane’s hope is that others will join her in this journey and take steps to get involved either in their hometowns or on a larger scale, and help others in whatever way they can to raise awareness for these causes.

To learn more about each of the 50 causes and how you can get involved:

Follow and support the Facebook page: 50 Causes Ride Facebook
Go to the 50 Causes Ride website: 50 Causes Ride Website
Or send an email to:

If you would like to assist in covering the team’s expenses, fuel, meals, and hotels, please donate today by clicking the Donate button below.

Contact info: Cindy Hall, 850-982-7227 or

Diane will begin the Ride June 18th. Please help her spread the word across the country for these worthwhile causes.