It's not just about Mardi Gras and partying. We're using this Holiday as a way to give back to the community through St. Jude House. Be sure to check out the items wanted list for St. Jude House in Crown Point.
Every minute, 20 people are abused by an intimate partner. 20,000 domestic violence calls are received nationally on a daily basis. An average of 1,600 calls were made to the St. Jude House 24-Hour Crisis Line last year and 650 clients and children found safe shelter in 2019. 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience abuse at the hands of an intimate partner. While it is true, domestic violence knows no gender or socio-economic status, the majority of our clients are economically disadvantaged women and their children. In fact, 1 in 5 children witnessed violence in their homes.
St. Jude House has served more than 13,000 clients and children since it opened and provides more than 11,000 nights of shelter annually to those fleeing from domestic violence. St. Jude House empowers these victims through the provision of compassionate and comprehensive programs and services to break the cycle of violence in their lives and help them on their journey to self-sufficiency. The safety and security of clients during their stay is of the utmost importance to their continued progress and protection from their abusers.
What can I expect during regular Mardi Gras?
Lots of dancing, beads, food (especially cake), parades, floats, masquerade balls, elaborate costumes with beads, feathers and flamboyant accessories.
What can I expect during fat Bike Tuesday? Beads, Carriage Court Pizza, Crown Brewing Beer, a parade of bikes, costumes, feathers and controlled chaos. Come prepared with your fat tired bikes, helmets and front & rear lights. All bike types welcome!
The best dressed rider will receive a prize from Trek Store Schererville!
- Date: February 25, 2020
Distances: 10 miles
City, State: Crown Point, Indiana
Start Location: Crown Brewing
Start Time: 6:00 PM
Online Information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fat-bike-tuesday-tickets-87451948131?aff=ebdssbdestsearch