After three grueling days of riding into the wind, the 300-mile cycling event, Wish-A-Mile®, which benefits Make-A-Wish® Michigan, was a success for Team Trinity. The cycling took place from July 26-28, 2019, and benefits hundreds of children, including Brynlee, the daughter of Mercy Health Colleague Ashlee Senn.
Led by Rob Casalou, president and CEO of Trinity Health Michigan Region, Team Trinity raised more than $144,000 for Make-A-Wish Michigan, with the event raising more than $2.3 million overall. For a day-by-day recap on the event, read St. Joe’s blog, where Casalou personally shares each day’s triumphs and stories while en route.
Below is an excerpt from the finish line, on Sunday:
“Our team crossed the finish line just before 3 p.m. and immediately met Brynlee, our team wish hero,” said Casalou. “What a precious little girl! What made it even more special is that Brynlee is the daughter of Ashlee Senn, who works at Mercy Health West Michigan in Human Resources. To be able to adopt a wish hero of a member of the Trinity Health family was so special and we were all beaming as Bryn placed our medals on our necks. This capped another Wish-A-Mile and another great experience.
“I wish to thank all the Team Trinity riders and also all who supported them with donations, prayers and good wishes,” said Casalou. “Ten Michigan Wish kids were on their wish as we rode these three days.
More than 400 wishes will be granted to Michigan kids over the next 12 months.
“I hope the team slept well, and I know they all have a sense of accomplishment for the difference they made in the lives of many children and families this weekend,” said Casalou. “See you next year!”