Follow Wendy’s Franchise Owner as he Bikes Across America for Children in Foster Care

Aug 3, 2016 3:00 PM ET

Follow along as Ed Anderson pedals his way across the country to raise critical funds for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Ed will cover 4,000 miles by October 4 and his goal is to raise $1 million to help find permanent, loving homes for the children waiting in foster care.

Today he is in the Steel City, home of the Stanley Cup champions and famous Primanti Bros. sandwiches! But he won’t be in Pittsburgh long because he still has thousands of miles to go before he reaches San Diego, CA.

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s sole mission is to dramatically increase the number of adoptions from foster care. The Foundation furnishes grants to private and public adoption agencies through its signature program, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids. The agencies use the grants to hire specially-trained adoption recruiters, called Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiters, who use a child-focused recruitment model. It is the sole mission of these recruiters to find permanent, loving homes for the children who have been in foster care the longest.

To learn more about Ed’s Tour de Adoption and to make a donation, visit