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Mark Grasman

Mark Grasman

I’m writing to request that you sponsor me on the 43rd Annual Ride for Runaways. This years ride will again be a “Virtual Ride”, meaning that because of the Corona Virus and social distancing we will not be going away as a group on a traditional destination ride. Instead, we will continue our commitment of riding 500 miles, but we will all do so individually from our own homes over a 6 week period ending Saturday, July 17th. During this time we will all record our miles on our individual Anchor House pages to ensure our completion of our 500 mile goal. Unfortunately, this years ride will NOT end with ceremonies at center court in the Quaker Bridge Mall (Trenton, New Jersey). We all hope that next year we will see a return to normalcy with the Ride for Runaways and OUR LIVES as we knew them.
Remember, Every mile counts. Every dollar counts. Every kid counts. Please help us help the kids!
For the past 43 years, Anchor House has provided comprehensive programming to assist in solving the problems of runaway and homeless youth and their families. Whenever possible, Anchor House helps families reunite and stay together. When they can't, Anchor House gets kids off the street, gives them shelter, and provides a place for them to live while they learn the skills they need to be independent. Anchor House serves youth between the ages of 12 to 21, and has served innumerable youth in its history. Programs at Anchor House include a walk-in shelter, a street outreach program, a crisis intervention program, a transitional living program, and a shelter for children ages 18 through 21.
The primary source of funding for Anchor House is the Annual Ride for Runaways. Each year in July, about 200 cyclists and 30 support crew members embark on a week long trek to raise money for the Anchor House programs.
Again, many thanks for your support from me and the kids of Anchor House!

Best Regards,
Mark Grasman


raised of $4,500 goal

500 Miles (Virtual)

556 miles
of 500 mile goal


Recent Donations

1. Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.
This payment is a result of our Matching Gift Program, which is available to our employees who donate to support Anchor House.
2. Adelle Chrin
3. Peter Doyle
Thank you, Mark.
4. Jeff Daniels
5. Pamela And James Beardsell
6. Eric C Grasman
Ride on!