Brett Saks Foundation to Host Safety Festival

On October 4, 2008, Dr. Brett Saks was out training on his bike when he was struck and killed by a motorist under the influence of sleeping pills. Brett was not only an avid cyclist, he was also a husband, father, son, brother, uncle, friend and a doctor.

Kim Saks founded the Brett Saks Foundation to honor her late husband. Kim’s wish is for the foundation is to fulfill Brett’s dream of helping disabled cyclists. Brett once raised $10,000 for challenged athletes while participating in a 600-mile charity bike ride from San Francisco to San Diego. Brett wrote a personal retrospective in 2007 on the Qualcomm Million Dollar Challenge that can be read here.

The Brett Saks Foundation will host a safety festival at Tumbleweed Park in Chandler on Sunday, September 30, 2012 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. The safety festival will include: bicycle safety information, family friendly bike rides, a BMX show, a Battle of the Bands and information on holistic medicine as an alternative for sleeping pills.

Proceeds from the safety festival will benefit Arizona Disabled Sports‘ cycling program. The Arizona Disabled Sports’ cycling program is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing individuals with disabilities the opportunity to remain active in sports and recreational programs.

Our team at Friedl Richardson is excited to be one of the sponsors for the Brett Saks Foundation Safety Festival. We are looking forward to this great event and hope to see you there – be sure to stop by our booth and say hello.