Incorporated on 06JUN15, Heroes and Angels set out to become tax exempt and to help children that live with cancer. The idea of creating a foundation to help children and their families with their non-medical needs was hatched when Ken Bettencourt decided to ride a bicycle 10,000 miles for childhood cancer.
Leaving on 27FEB15 from Arizona, Ken set out on a ride that would change the lives of three individuals. As Ken began his ride, Jack Barnard decided to get involved with his friend Ken, whom he had met in 2006 when he was cycling across America. Jack and Ken teamed up to raise awareness and donations for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
After enduring rain daily, a bent bicycle frame, and being hit by a truck. Jack picked Ken up in Yazoo City Mississippi, and brought him to Little Rock, Arkansas where they hosted their first Lemonade Stand. During this stand they were introduced to Brandy Bullock, mother of a two time childhood cancer survivor named Bailey.
The three decided to team up together to help, and to not have to rely on others, when it came to helping with childhood cancer. Ken continued on his ride as Brandy and Jack put in the work to get Heroes and Angels up and running. Ken finished up the 10,000 mile trip and currently they are planning the next ride. If you would like to get involved in a ride or fundraising, then contact us here.
All children deserve the chance to grow old and experience life. We are here to help those that need the help, but we need your help as well. It will take all of us to help find a cure. So, please join the fight against childhood cancer. Donate your time, donate your spare change, whatever it is, just do something to help these innocent children. If it was your child, what would you do?