Shining Light – Sheila
April 22, 2020

Shining Light – Sheila

Time to spotlight another of our amazing team leaders! Sheila is a high school special education teacher and Unified Sports coordinator who is rising to the challenge of teaching her students online now that #coronavirus will be keeping them out of school until at least mid-May. She shared some of her experiences with us: “As …

Shining Light – Carole
April 22, 2020

Shining Light – Carole

We would love to shine a spotlight on another of AngelRide’s team leaders, who has also been involved with the Connecticut Burns Care Foundation, Inc. for many years. Carole, who recently retired from her position as a medical technologist, has volunteered to share her experience with the Coronavirus response. “As a medical technologist in a …

Shining Light – Angel
April 22, 2020

Shining Light – Angel

We are shining a spotlight on those in our community involved in the Coronavirus response, and who better to start with than the inspiration behind AngelRide herself- Angel! Angel is a survivor of childhood cancer, and her strength in her journey helped mold the mission of the ride – to ensure that children struggling with …

You could see the impact on every smiling face, the sparkle in every eye.
January 6, 2020

You could see the impact on every smiling face, the sparkle in every eye.

By Gerald Payfer A different road brought each of us to AngelRide. Whether you were faced with the effects of cancer or knew someone who had been; whether you are a burn survivor or know someone who is, we join together as an AngelRide community to make a difference in children’s lives. My journey began …

Shadowing a counselor who is also an AngelRide volunteer, this Boston Globe author beautifully shares the camp’s impact.
September 3, 2019

Shadowing a counselor who is also an AngelRide volunteer, this Boston Globe author beautifully shares the camp’s impact.

Respite and Rebirth, A Summer Camp Story, seen on the front page of the August 11, 2019 Boston Sunday Globe, brings the reader to The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp. The little girl stands in a clearing in the woods, her chin tucked to her chest, her gaze cast down on the sun-dappled forest …

February 1, 2018

Reflections and a Question on 14 Years of Baggage Handling for AngelRide

By Steve Burke It has been an honor and a privilege (although the tips have been a bit meager, the payback has been more than phenomenal – partially described below). I sincerely thank Fred and Lynn, all the mangers, riders, and other volunteers for such a deep set of life changing moments. It has been …

April 26, 2017

The Noble Two Hundred

By Nancy DeLong Half a league half a league, 1.5 miles Half a league onward, All in the hills and valley Rode the two hundred: ‘Forward, the Bike Brigade! Charge for the rest stops he said: Onto the Hole in wall Gang Camp Rode the two hundred. Half a league half a league, 1.5 miles …

February 27, 2017

A Place Where the Rain Stops and the Sun Shines

By Peter Nye My first experience with the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp was in early August of 1995 as a volunteer for a 10 day session. I learned within hours that the ground on which I was roaming was hallowed. I worked with the oldest kids that summer and the first camper I …

Angel Ride 2016 – A Magical Weekend!
June 22, 2016

Angel Ride 2016 – A Magical Weekend!

2016 was my first year as an Angel Rider. Let’s just say…It definitely won’t be my last. On Memorial Day Weekend I took to the roads with 600 cyclists and volunteers on a mission to help bring joy, fun and smiles to kids with serious illnesses by raising money for the Hole in the Wall …

April 6, 2016

If This Aligns With Your Values, Then Make ‘The Ask’. It’s Worth It!

By Lynn McCarthy “The strongest predictor of who got the money was not the person’s credentials or the content of the pitch. The strongest predictors of who got the money were these traits: confidence, comfort level and passionate enthusiasm.”  ― Amy Cuddy, Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges Did you know 85 percent of …