Alive Campaign hits California!
It’s been a month since the five Baylor students who make up the Alive Campaign team began their 4,312-mile, 72-day journey from Waco to Anchorage — on bicycle — and they’re still going strong! The team spent the weekend in San Francisco, seeing the sights during a much-needed rest day before hitting the road again.
Along the way, the team has done exactly what it hoped to do with this bike ride — draw attention to suicide prevention. Along their journey, the Alive Campaign has been featured on the local news in Abilene (KTAB-TV) and Lubbock (KAMC-TV and KJTV-TV), with newspaper features running in the Waco Tribune-Herald, Brownwood Bulletin, Hillsboro Reporter, Gatesville Messenger, Clovis (New Mexico) News Journal (including video), Lake Powell (Arizona) Chronicle, and Manteca (California) Bulletin. Even K-LOVE Christian radio ran an interview with the group on its nationwide radio network.
A side effect has been that the team has also drawn attention to Baylor as its members exemplify the kind of student Baylor attracts. The group is also doing an excellent job keeping their blog updated daily with news and pictures from their trip. A number of Baylor alumni are helping host the students at many of their stops; if you live on the West Coast and are interested in assisting the group, here’s how you can help.
Sic ’em, Alive Campaign!