You can find Jim Kearns behind the counter at Giovanni’s Deli in Larchmont. The deli used to be Kearns Deli, before he sold it to someone else in the interim. But we digress.
Jim is up to something else, too. On Sunday, he says, 1000 bicyclists will be permitted to ride across the Tappan Zee Bridge and he will be one of them.
Crossing the bridge by bicycle will be exciting but it is just the beginning of a difficult 57 mile ride– up to the Bear Mountain Bridge, across and back down to Tarrytown–I’ve done this before and believe me,it isn’t easy.
Although it’s a difficult ride, I don’t mind and in fact I thank God every day that I am able to do stuff like that. Unfortunately,people who have MS don’t have that luxury, which is why I am pleased that what is a challenging but essentially fun day for me can bring those folks some relief and, who knows? Maybe some day a cure.
I’d like to thank my son Joe for making a (very) generous contribution to spark this 11th hour fundraising.If you would like to join him in bringing some real benefit to real people who are struggling with this cruel disease please visit www.bikeMSnyc.org click DONATE and type in my name.
Stop at the deli on the way.
top photo: Brett Weinstein