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EWI Associate Biking 4,300 Miles to Help Kids

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Marc Purslow is passionate about helping disadvantaged kids succeed. That’s why the EWI Applications Engineer (arc welding) is taking time this summer to raise money for After School All Stars, a program that provides free afternoon programs that keep at-risk children safe and help them achieve in school and life.

Marc and kids

But if you know Marc, you know he doesn’t do things half-way. He’s made a commitment to ride his bicycle solo across the country to raise $50,000 for the ASAS program! Marc starts his journey in coastal Maine on July 3rd, and plans to end in San Francisco some 4-5 weeks later.

We at EWI are incredibly proud of Marc, and are thrilled to support his ASAS Cycle America Challenge. We’ll be keeping up with his adventures and reporting on his cross-country progress throughout the summer. If you want to “join the ride,” you can check “Latest News” at, where we’ll post Marc’s regular reports from the road.

You can learn more about ASAS and support Marc’s goal, by clicking here. All donations from his ride will benefit ASAS Ohio.

Go, Marc!

Challenge map

Marc on bike




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