The kids will getting to school under their own power to raise money for Brains on Bikes. The charity was created by New Jersey native Anne Feeley, who was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer in 2006. Though her initial prognosis was grim, Feeley survived and is now riding a bicycle across the United States to raise awareness and funds for brain cancer research. She started in San Francisco on April 9 and will end her trip in Washington, D.C. on on July 15.
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Forbes.com. Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected].