I believe we’re part of something amazing. All of us, together. And it’s something more than just the sum of us as individuals. Like synergy.

To survive and thrive, we must take care of each other, our communities, and the planet. Individual health is interwoven in big and small ways with community health. We all win when our definition AND actions of self-care include care of our communities. All ships rise with the tide.

It is one of the beautiful compensations in this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping themselves.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I support several organizations – personally and professionally – that are engaged in work I want to amplify. YOU are the MEDICINE contributes a portion of profits to organizations that promote healthy individuals, communities, and environments.

YOU are the MEDICINE has selected Bike Works Seattle to highlight and support in 2020. Bike Works is a nonprofit organization that promotes the bicycle as a vehicle for change to empower youth and build resilient communities. How relevant and awesome is that?! Since 1996 they’ve worked to educate and empower youth, and make bicycling accessible and affordable to the Seattle community. Gimme the motto, “Mobilized people. Thriving communities. Healthy planet. ” and I’m in.

Like you, I take my charitable giving seriously and want my money to be put to good use. Guess what? Bike Work’s accountability, transparency, and financial performance scores are exceptional, earning them a GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency by voluntarily sharing the measures of progress and results they use to pursue their mission. Want to learn more? Check out the links below to support Bike Works and view their 4-star performance profile on Charity Navigator.