LAST CALL: Great Scott! It was a wonderful ride

At 11am on Veteran's Day, Sunday, November 11, five weary cyclists

appeared over the crest of Manhattan's George Washington Bridge.

This marked the end of a 34-day ride across America by Scott Yates - SAE

in Ogilvy PR's Sacramento, CA office - and his family to raise money for

the Twin Towers Orphans' Fund. The total by the end of the trip was

$25,000, still rising thanks to a CBS story aired on Monday


"When we left Sacramento, we were in mourning," said Yates. "When we

arrived in New York, we were celebrating the strength of the


Showered and rubbed down, the Yateses were thrown a party by Ogilvy on

Monday night, attended by guests of honor, Ladder Company 2 and Engine

Company 6, Ogilvy's local fire company. Everyone signed the Book of Hope

- a book of messages from well-wishers which is to be given to the


Elsewhere in the book were messages from all comers Yates met along the

way, ranging from police chiefs to fourth-graders.

"Going back to work will be hard - like taking the Superman cape off,"

sighed Yates. "I was doing wonderful things - now I'm a regular guy


We beg to differ, Scott.

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