Musician riding bike to Mount Rainier for Seattle Children’s Hospital

Writing this music blog I get a lot of emails from bands asking me to help them spread the word about a new record they are releasing or a show they are about to play.

Never have I received an email from an artist with the subject line “Let’s help the kids, Steven.” Recently David Einmo, front man of Seattle band Head Like A Kite, wrote me an email that said just that.

You see, not only is Einmo a great performer on the stage, he is also a nurse at Seattle Children’s Hospital. In an effort to raise money to support the 36,000 kids that need emergency care at Seattle Children’s each year, Einmo is going on one heck of a bike ride and he is looking for sponsors. On August 14, Einmo and crew are going to ride their bicycles 110 miles to the glaciers of Mount Rainier.

But rather than me going on about this, read what Dave has to say about why this is important to him and then click here to support the program if you can and get some cool incentives:

“Raising money for these kids is really important to me because it’s a chance to help kids get the care they need when an emergency strikes.

As a Seattle Children’s nurse, I get to see firsthand how additional funding impacts the care of these kids. It’s so inspiring to make a difference in a kid’s life.

So when the Big Wheels of Hope guys asked me to help with this fundraiser, I immediately started planning out my bike route. Riding from Seattle to Sunrise seemed liked the logical choice since Head Like A Kite’s “Wrong Side of Sunrise” is so close to home.

It’s going to be brutally hard climbing nearly 10,000 feet over 110 miles. Turns out we have to ride up a volcano. My goal is to raise money for the ER rather than end up in an ambulance myself. But I’m confident we will arrive at the top with smiles on our weary faces. I’ve ridden most of the route in training rides. It’s doable. Just long. It’s a rare opportunity for me to combine so many of my passions: music, biking, and healthcare.

We’ll start at Caffe Vita on Capitol Hill early in the AM and then ride to the glaciers of Mount Rainer. Pretty excited.”

More in Life

Marysville theater stages Noel Coward’s timeless ‘Blithe Spirit’

The cast and crew at the Red Curtain Arts Center do a fine job with the 1940s British play.

Stringed instruments get workout at Cascade Symphony concert

Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for Strings” is the orchestra’s first concert of the season.

Animating Van Gogh paintings proves to be trippy yet flawed

“Loving Vincent” relates the circumstances of the great painter’s death.

Confusing, muddled thriller confounds talented director, cast

“The Snowman,” based on a Scandinavian crime novel, suffers from catastrophic storytelling problems.

‘Breathe’ ignores all the inspirational movie cliches

It tells the story of a polio patient and his wife who helped change attitudes about the disabled.

New Edmonds bakery showcases owner’s mastery of pastry

Desserts are the highlight at Ganache Patisserie and Cafe on Main Street near the theater.

What you’ll see Thursday night on Everett, Edmonds art walks

Third Thursday evenings in Everett and Edmonds offer chances for interesting strolls.… Continue reading

Fur & Feathers: 4 lovable dogs need homes

Meet Lola, Sadie, Scooter and Chance

British Film Institute strips Harvey Weinstein of highest honor

He was awarded a BFI Fellowship in 2002 for his contribution to British cinema.

Most Read