is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization
, USA Cycling Club
, and USA Triathlon Club
that exists to empower people to use what they love to raise money and awareness for charitable causes that are important to them. AFC focuses on using a love of cycling to accomplish this task, but we believe that any gift or talent can be used to help others and to make a positive change in the world and we fully encourage others to do so!
In particular, AFC frequently focuses on helping children with diabetes through the Extreme Weekend For Children With Diabetes Camp
as well as Kupenda for the Children
, an organization that helps children with disabilities in Kenya. Through all of our efforts, we hope to inspire others to live healthy lifestyles and to adventure beyond their perceived limits, because
Board Of Directors
Adam Driscoll - President
Adam Driscoll co-founded Adventures For the Cure (AFC) with Patrick Blair in 2005. He has a Bachelor's of Science in Information Technology from University of Maryland Baltimore County. He is currently employed as an IT Specialist. Some of Adam's athletic accomplishments include: Race Across America (4 man fixed gear team finishing 4th and 2 man team finishing 1st in 7 days 1 hour, completing a 6,500 mile bike ride across the country on a fixed gear bike which is now an award winning documentary, and Cat 1 cyclocross, and Cat 2 road racer. Adam has also type 1 diabetes as he was diagnosed with it when he was 12 years and has lived by his motto "Anything is Possible".
Patrick Blair - Vice President
Patrick Blair co-founded Adventures For the Cure (AFC) with Adam Driscoll in 2005. He has a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science from UMBC and a Masters in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins. He is currently employeed as a sofware engineer. Some of Patrick's athletic accomplishments include: completing 2 Ironman distance triathlons, racing in Race Across America twice (once as a 4 man fixed gear team and once as a 2 man team), completing a 6,500 mile bike ride across the country on a fixed gear bike.
Mike Caputi - Treasurer
Michael Caputi joined AFC when they officially became a non-profit in 2007. As the trusty treasurer, Mike ensures that all of the donations that come to AFC are accurately accounted for. He has a Bachelor's of Science in Information Systems from UMBC and is currently employed as a system administrator. When not working on AFC's finances, there is a good chance you can find him playing with some sort of computer or gadget, or getting fit for this fall's cyclocross season!
Matt Lear - Secretary
Matt Lear has taken the AFC Juniors team and really made it into something awesome! We now offer a youth cyclocross instruction in partnership with the Howard County Parks & Rec Department.
Kevin Luckeroth - Bike Liaison
Kevin Luckeroth joined AFC in 2009 and has been working in the cycling industry since 2006. He is working toward a degree in business management at AACC. You can look for him out on the trails or racing cyclocross in the fall.
Bruce is the newest member to the AFC Board. He has been helping Mike with managing our finances and take a lot of the workload off of him.