Our featured rider is Julianne Courtenay – a wife, mother and physical therapist-shareholder for CtW sponsor Therapeutic Associates, in Southern California. She is also an avid Cycle the WAVE supporter and travels three states and over 1500 miles to support the cause. In interviewing Julianne to discover a bit more about her passion for physical therapy and cycling, much more was uncovered about the person Julianne is and how she loves to give back in amazing capacities.
When asked who she is, Julianne describes herself as a person who is passionate about helping people. She functions best when serving as her patients’ “optimistic, positive musculoskeletal cheering section”, helping individuals retain function and mobility.
Upon hearing about Cycle the WAVE, Julianne was made aware of the organization by her good friend and original founder of CtW – Sharon Anderson. Julianne knew she had to take action, join the cause, and support this merge of important things – helping people, her love of the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and her love of riding.
Although Julianne does not have a personal experience with what victims of domestic violence face, she knew it was important to take action and support the cause. The ability for great women to come together and help create a change was most important to her. Just like being a personal function and mobility advocate as a physical therapist, Julianne knows that her activity in CtW makes her an advocate for an important cause that helps so many. She also mentioned how important it is that every dollar counts and with CtW you can see exactly where funds are spent.
Julianne truly embodies what it means to be a leader within healthcare as well as a champion for a cause that has such great impact.
Thank you, Julianne, for all you do!!!
Donate your old bike at Cycle the WAVE and support community programming at Bike Works!
Bike Works builds sustainable communities by educating youth and promoting bicycling. Since 1996 we’ve worked to educate and empower youth and adults, and make bicycling accessible and affordable in the Seattle community. Our vision is to create a just world where young people are empowered and engaged in communities that foster understanding and participation and encourage the health of people and our planet.
Bike Works worked with nearly 1000 youth in 2014, helping them to: Learn how to repair bicycles & other job skills; Give back to their community by fixing bikes to give to other youth; Promote safe riding skills and habits, Enjoy many styles of bicycling and learning valuable leadership skills.
With summer in full swing, you can help more people make cycling a part of their everyday lives by donating your old bicycle to Bike Works. Bike Works accepts all bikes, bike parts and bike accessories, but is especially in need of smaller sized road bikes. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and you will receive a tax receipt at the time of your donation.
Bike Works will have a bike donation station at the Cycle the Wave ride. You can also drop it off at Bike Works in Columbia City any time or at other locations throughout the city. Learn more by visiting bikeworks.org.
Bike Works is also helping CtW with bike racks at the ride on September 20th.
Do you want to get involved or do you know someone who would be great contributors to The WAVE Foundation? If so, nominate yourself or your friend to serve on The WAVE Foundation’s Grant Review Committee. This committee reviews grant proposals submitted to The WAVE Foundation and develops recommendations for The WAVE Foundation Board regarding which applications to fund.
We ask for a minimum commitment of two years on the committee. The time frame for the committee’s work is from mid-September to mid-November, with meetings occurring two to three times during that period. Expect to spend at least two to four hours outside of meetings to research and read the grant proposals.
Nominations (including self-nominations) should include name, contact information (phone/email) and a brief statement of interest and qualifications. Nominations are due August 1st and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with “nomination” in the subject line. If you have additional questions or require more information, feel free to contact us at that same address.