BIKE FOR AFRICA
The 2009 Bikes Without Borders/Virgin Mobile Bike for Africa will take place on May 30 on Toronto Islands from 1 pm to 8 pm. Join us and help raise $100,000 for our Pedal Powered Hope project in Malawi, providing bikes and bicycle ambulances to HIV/AIDS and community care workers. It's 2 hours of inspiring, fun biking or walking, followed by a BBQ picnic and an afternoon with Toronto's hottest bands!
Early bird-registration closes on April 17 - sign up before then and pay just $20/individual, $50/family, or $175/team. This includes BBQ dinner and an afternoon of kickass music with Toronto's hottest local bands!
Please help spread the word - e-mail your friends or invite people to the Facebook event page!
Pedal Powered Hope - Malawi
Bikes Without Borders is working with a Malawian-based NGO (YONECO) to establish a program that will provide Community Health Workers in 7 districts with 400 new bikes and 100 bicycle ambulances. Providing a bicycle or bicycle ambulance to a CHW allows them to reach up to 5 times as many patients, reach remote communities with patient support and HIV/AIDS prevention education, and do their work more efficiently and with greater impact. 400 bikes and 100 bicycle ambulances will allow our network of CHWs in Malawi to reach an estimated 15,000 additional people with lifesaving medication, prevention education and additional support services.
Just $150 purchases a reliable, durable bike for a Community Healthcare Worker in Malawi. $400 is enough to purchase a bicycle ambulance. Visit our donations page to make your investment in the future of African healthcare!
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