By Lisa Irish | DC Courier | DCCourier.com | August 25, 2011
Dr. Chris Hummel's work with veterans and his father's involvement with The Ride for Semper Fi compelled him to sign up for the 430-mile ride Oct. 12-15 to benefit wounded service members.
Hummel, a clinical psychologist, helps residents of the domiciliary at the Bob Stump Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Prescott, and in the past worked with children whose parents were deployed.
"It's giving back to the people I serve," Hummel said. "There has to be a lot of different avenues to address all the things going on for veterans coming back."
Hummel's father, Larry, has helped with the fundraising ride from Scottsdale to San Diego since it began in 2008. "He drives the RV and carries water and food," said Hummel, adding that his mother, Shirley, prepares food and his nephews, Wesley, 8, and Nicholas, 4, hand out water and snacks at each stop. Read the rest of this entry »