One Amazing Gift

Friday, November 12 by silvia

The WWBPA is honored to be recipient of a $1,900 gift to honor the memory of Ed Viraj Poreda, a WWBPA member who was killed in 2007 when an SUV pulling out from a side road struck his motorcycle. He also was involved with the Integral Yoga Institute Princeton, which was in the process of opening its Monmouth Junction facility. To honor his memory, IYI began an annual challenge that doubled as a fundraiser: 108 sun salutations (a series of 12 yoga postures). It doesn’t look easy! About 19 people took part in the 2010 challenge, and the number 108 refers to the number of beads on a mala, used in prayer or meditation.

This is the third year that the yoga institute has done this and the first year that it has shared the funds. The WWBPA is thankful to Ed’s widow, Ellen, for suggesting the WWBPA as the recipient. She notes that bicyclists and motorcyclists share some of the same safety challenges on the road, and the funds will help the WWBPA continue its work of promoting bicycle and pedestrian safety.

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