PHOENIX, Dec. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Tim Markison, lawyer, inventor, golf shoe company founder and CEO, recently concluded his 3,000-mile bicycle ride from San Diego to Jacksonville, Fla. to increase awareness about child abuse prevention and to promote healing for those who were victims of abuse. He raised more than $102,000 on his 40-day journey that started Sept. 29, 2021 and ended on Nov. 7.
Markison plans to distribute all proceeds made to his foundation, Interwoven Circles, evenly to three different non-profit organizations: Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Arizona, and Safer Society.
"The ride was a microcosm of life; full of challenges, unexpected detours, easy stretches, hard stretches, and required adaptations," said Markison. "There were many times when I wanted to quit but I kept going and I'm glad I did. I met hundreds of people along the way, many of whom shared their personal experiences of abuse or the abuse of a loved one. It was very moving and healing for all of us involved."
The Cycle to End Abuse was sponsored by OCA Ventures, Athalonz, and Mesa Naturopathic Wellness and Aesthetics.
"OCA Ventures was proud and honored to support the Cycle To End Abuse, and we applaud Tim Markison for his courage to share his vulnerability in order to bring visibility to childhood abuse such that others may be comfortable to seek support and counseling," said Kelley Quinn, Director of Finance & Operations of OCA Ventures. "Dramatic change requires dramatic action, and through Tim's unyielding efforts, we are galvanized around the mission to eradicate systemic childhood abuse."
While the ride began as a way to promote awareness, it also quickly became a healing tool for Markison. It became clear early on that he needed to write his life story, so he decided to begin writing his memoir in between stops.
"I hope my story helps others realize that they too can have a fulfilling life despite a horrific childhood riddled with sexual and physical abuse," Markison said.
Markison has plans for other single-day bicycle rides and will continue to be a vocal advocate for victims to speak about their abuse and their struggles. For more information for future events or to make a donation, please visit https://www.interwovencircles.com/
ABOUT TIM MARKISON
Tim is the founder and CEO of Athalonz, LLC., a founding partner of the patent boutique law firm, Garlick & Markison, and inventor of more than 300 patents.
ABOUT INTERWOVEN CIRCLES FOUNDATION
Interwoven Circles Foundation was created by Tim Markison and the Athalonz team to raise funds and bring awareness to child abuse, especially child sexual abuse. 100% of all proceeds donated to the foundation is distributed to professionally vetted, non-profit organizations. All operating costs and expenses are paid by the generous support of Athalonz, maker of performance-enhancing athletic footwear. You can view more information at http://www.interwovencircles.com.
Lisa Sass, Serendipit Consulting, 6022835209, [email protected]
SOURCE Interwoven Circles Foundation
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