The Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation recently announced the gifting of a $55,000.00 grant to the Summit Metro Parks Foundation for the Summit Metro Parks to launch and operate a “Cycling Without Age” program in tribute to the spirit of Andrea Rose Teodosio.
Cycling Without Age brings the joy of biking in the outdoors to those who have never or no longer are able to ride a bicycle on their own. Cycling Without Age uses tri-shaw bikes with electric assist operated by a volunteer “pilot” to carry riders on a bench for an unobstructed view of nature and the feel of riding a bike outdoors. The grant is being used to launch and support the operation of the program in the Summit Metro Parks.
Last week, Foundation Board Members got the opportunity to view the new tri-shaws at the Munroe Falls Metro Lake Park. Everyone was very impressed and excited to take a spin around the parking lot!
The tri-shaws will be introduced to the public in the Spring of 2022. If you would like to be a volunteer driver, Metro Parks will train you as one of their volunteers. You can registered to become a Metro Parks volunteer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposed program sites are to be determined by the Summit Metro Parks and will include safe roads and bike trails within the parks and allow participants to enjoy the beauty of the parks as they ride.
“Andrea had a special love of assisting the elderly and had a passion for the environment,” said Foundation President Christopher Teodosio. ”Cycling Without Age” allows us to honor both of these priorities and is a perfect way for us to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Foundation and the 100th birthday of the Summit Metro Parks.”
The Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation's first Angel Auction benefited the Akron Children's Museum to help establish the museum and build a sensory room, plus an art corner.
The second Annual Angel ART Auction provided funding to Stewart’s Caring Place which provides a relaxed environment offering services and programs at no cost for people affected by cancer.
Due to an increased need for Senior Citizen space at the Medina Summit Battered Women's Shelter, The Andrea Rose Foundation was able to fund the restoration of two
new rooms that accommodate
The Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation annually provides sponsorship support for the Special Olympics' annual Brooke McMahon Memorial Swim Meet at the University of Akron. College scholarships are funded each year in partnership with the Council of Italian American Societies.
"A Rose Project” was started by a group of Girl Scouts in 2012 in honor of Andrea Rose Teodosio and her belief in the inner beauty of others. Donated dresses are provided free to area young women.
In 2019, Goodwill created a special section in their Akron Store to house the dresses and make them available during special days. Goodwill also offer each young lady a career assessment to better understand strengths, interests and how those match with potential
Without the time, financial support and talent of many, the Foundation would not be able to do so
much for so many.
The entire Foundation Board, family, friends and classmates of Andrea thank everyone for their generous contribution that has allowed us to continuing the legacy of
Andrea Rose Teodosio.
Andrea Rose Teodosio was a generous giver, so when the Akron-Canton Food Bank reached out to the community for help during this challenging time, The Foundation wanted to be a generous giver...
Your donations will allow us to continue the legacy of Andrea Rose Teodosio. We thank you very much.