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Cyclist to stop at Morning Pointe of Danville on charitable cross-country bike ride to honor mom’s 95th birthday

Scott Hanks and his mother, Pauline

Scott Hanks has been crossing the country by bicycle and will make a stop at his mother’s residence, Morning Pointe of Danville, Kentucky, on Monday, July 17.

The senior living community, located at 1375 Perryville Road, is planning a welcome party for Hanks at 10 a.m. that day, and the media are invited to attend.

Hanks took off from Santa Monica, California, on June 17, on his way to Virginia Beach, Virginia. It’s a dream trip for him, and he knew he had to stop in his hometown of Danville and see his mom, Pauline Hanks. After all, his trek of 3,324 miles has been dedicated to her.

“My goal is to raise $95,000 and get 95 new mentors for Big Brothers Big Sisters in honor of her 95th birthday, which is on September 15,” Hanks shared.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is an organization that matches adult volunteers with children to provide mentorship. Hanks has been a volunteer and has seen the difference the program makes in the lives of children.

Hanks’ mother is proud of her son’s heart for helping others and his dedication to making such a long and physically demanding journey.

“When I heard that my youngest son, Scott, was about to embark on a cross-country bike ride, my initial thought was that he had been out in the California sun too long,” Pauline Hanks shared. “Not that I didn’t think he could do it – Scott has always been able to do whatever he sets his mind on. My concern was for his health and safety. But I knew that nothing I could say would change his mind, so I wished him well.”

On Monday, this proud mama will also wish him welcome and spend some time with him before seeing him off for the final leg of his journey.

Morning Pointe Senior Living is the region’s choice for senior living and memory care. In addition to the Danville campus, Morning Pointe operates 10 other senior living and memory care communities in Kentucky.

Founded in 1997 by Tennessee healthcare entrepreneurs Greg A. Vital and Franklin Farrow, Morning Pointe Senior Living owns and operates 37 assisted living, personal care and Alzheimer’s memory care communities in five southeastern states.

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