Against all odds, he returned to work in less than a year. To inspire stroke survivors and because 80% of strokes are preventable, Maloney decided to cycle across America to raise awareness through events for the American Heart/Stroke Association, setting off on March 22, 2015.
Maloney’s ride, Heart Across America, didn’t just go straight across the country. cheap nfl jerseys To rally and ride with CEO’s, he chose a 5,000 mile route. CEOs and other executives from Samsung, Dell, Qualcomm, Acer, Asus, eBay, Intel, and HP supported him by holding 14 health and wellness events in 14 states. Along the way, thousands heard Maloney’s message and received free health screenings.
The physical aspect of riding 5,000 miles was not the most difficult part. A major crash sidelined Sean for 6 weeks, and one of the lead cyclists passed away. Repeatedly, Sean and the team got back on the road and continued. Maloney’s message to those who suffered strokes, heart attacks and any other setbacks is this: „Never, ever give up.“ Maloney and his Heart Across America riders include: Olympic cyclist George Mount, members of the Cycling Hall of Fame, CEOs/executives, and local cyclists. They ride from Fort Lee, NJ to cross the finish line at Sunday, June 14th New York City. Join the ride from Overpeck Park, NJ at or Riverbank State Park, NY at and cycle to the finish line. Learn more about the cross country adventure at the finish celebration which will honor stroke and heart attack survivors, teach the public how to spot strokes, and offer free health screenings and the chance to win tech prizes from event sponsors.
The finish line celebration will take place in front of the iconic B Photo store on 420 9th Avenue, NYC (10am 12pm). Simultaneously across America hundreds of cyclists who rode with Sean will ride again to support the cause under the hashtag, SeandaySunday. This event will lead up to American Heart Association’s 100th anniversary Heart Ball in NYC (June 16th) at which Maloney will be honored.