Charity Ride for Lila

A personal campaign sponsored by Mary & Ana Ruiz

September 15, 2014

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Inaugural Charity Ride in Memory of Lydia Torres to Benefit the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

Dear Friends & Family, 

This year we are celebrating our mother's birthday by hosting an inaugural charity ride in her memory to benefit the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. We cannot think of a better way to celebrate her life than to be surrounded with friends and family, raising money for one of the many charities that she would proudly support. We invite you to join us on Sunday, October 19th at SoulCycle in West Hollywood for what should be an fun, upbeat and unforgettable ride. 

Please take a moment to learn more about The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation and the incredible breakthroughs they have made by investing in NARSAD grants, which have lead to incredible treatment discoveries for brain and behavior disorders among children and adults.

Event Info:                                                                                                                             Date: Sunday, October 19th                                                                                                   Time: 2:30 pm                                                                                                                 Location: Soul Cycle, West Hollywood

Below you will see a diagram of the bike layout, which has color coded prices for each row. To register, we ask that you make an online donation directly to the foundation by clicking the above "support me" button and making a note of your desired seat number. Seats that have been marked by an "X" are seats that have already been reserved.  Once your payment is processed, you will receive an email confirmation within 48 hours with your designated seat number, assigned on a first come first serve basis. Should you have any questions, feel free to email Mary at or Analidia at

Deadline to register is Tuesday, October  14th. 

About Lila

Our Mother Lydia “Lila” Torres had an incredible Soul.  As a mother, teacher and mentor, Lila embraced every challenge with confidence and undeniable faith.  She was a role model and confidant to many of her students, always providing a non-judmental ear and guidance for those most troubled.  Her unique experiences and perspective on life granted her the patience, understanding and open heart to help and elevate others. Her hard work ethic, generous nature, adventurous spirit and humorous character were just a few of her other unforgettable qualities.

Lila was a devoted teacher for almost thrity years, believing strongly in the power of education. Perhaps the greatest lesson she taught us was to show compassion to all and uplift those in need. For our friends and family, we hope that you will carry on our mother's legacy by helping our brothers and sisters who struggle with burdens that are too heavy for they themselves to carry (Galations 6:2).

***Please note that all proceeds go directly to the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation to fund research for a variety of brain disorders.


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