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Florida: Tuesday's Angels Are on the Shoulder (of the Road)

June 24, 2003

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Eleven riders in the annual 100 Percent Solution Bike Ride for Life -- a 308-mile ride from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Melbourne, Fla., and back -- collected $53,000 for HIV/AIDS. The ride raised $65,000 last year and $60,000 in 2001. The coastal ride was founded by two cyclists, Rob Hancock and Mike Walkowski, who were upset to learn that a national AIDS ride they had participated in donated only five cents out of every dollar raised to agencies working directly with HIV-infected people. Hancock and Walkowski approached the all-volunteer group Tuesday's Angels to establish the ride in 1996. The ride's name is derived from the fact that 100 percent of the money raised goes to the Fort Lauderdale organization, which provides emergency funding for people with HIV.

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Adapted from:
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
06.22.03; Ralph De La Cruz

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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