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Cross-country bike ride to raise global health awareness.

Students and health care workers will be spreading the word about global health issues from coast to coast as part of a two-month group bike ride.

The Ride for World Health will kick off in April in San Diego and end in May in Washington, D.C. Along the way, riders will make stops--including in cities such as Los Angeles; Las Vegas; Denver; Kansas City; St. Louis; Cincinnati; and Columbus, Ohio--to give lectures and host events to draw attention to global health issues.

Now in its second year, last year's ride included 46 lectures and 21 cross-country riders, raising more than $130,000. Money raised through this year's 3,700-mile ride will benefit the Pendulum Project, which supports grassroots projects on AIDS in children in sub-Saharan Africa, and the Global Access Program, which links volunteer health workers with communities in need around the world.

Founded in 2004 by a group of medical students, the Ride for World Health is a non-profit organization based in Columbus, Ohio.

As a partner in this year's Ride for World Health, APHA is encouraging its members to get involved. APHA members can sign up to participate in all or some of the ride, make a donation or host an event or lecture in their area. For more information, visit <>.
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Title Annotation:SPECIAL REPORT: An in-depth look at current public health issues; Ride for World Health
Publication:The Nation's Health
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Mar 1, 2007
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