The day-long bike ride raised over $2,000 for the non-profit, Delaware Combined Campaign for Justice
Wilmington, DE— July 11, 2020 — Today two local doctors, David Epstein and Nadiv Shapira, bicycled 84.6 miles, the same number of minutes that it took a police officer to suffocate George Floyd a few weeks ago. They rode in solidarity with disadvantaged people who face police brutality and legal discrimination.
The friends rode their bicycles from North Wilmington, to Delaware City, to Chesapeake City, to Old New Castle, to downtown Wilmington, and ended in Battery Park in New Castle, after 6 hours and 46 minutes under the grueling 92o heat and humidity. Asked why they decided to do this, Dr. Epstein stated, “The tide of public opinion is finally rising against racial injustice in America’s legal system. We want to lend our support, and a tangible way we could do it is to raise money for the legal defense of disadvantaged people, our neighbors in Delaware.” Dr. Shapira, who just turned 80 years old, said, “It is the least that I could do. After seeing the horrific video of the choking of George Floyd, I felt compelled to do something.”
The Delaware Combined Campaign for Justice was glad to receive the donations, as they are always in need of funds to help poor and disadvantaged Delawareans obtain expert legal representation in civil law cases.