The Canada Africa Partnership on AIDS is pleased to announce that the 7th annual Bike 2 CAP AIDS Bike-a-thon will be held in Vancouver on Saturday, June 19th at Trout Lake Park.
Trout Lake Park: All-weather field next to the Community Centre
Registration at 9:00am and ride begins at 10:00am
Participants will ride along bike paths and return by 11:30am for complimentary refreshments and African dance and live marimba music.
The Bike 2 CAP AIDS Bike-a-thon is an annual CAP AIDS campaign aimed at raising awareness about the HIV and AIDS pandemic in Africa and showing Canadians how they can make a difference.
For every $200 raised, CAP AIDS will provide either:
a) One new bicycle and other supports to an HIV AIDS outreach worker in Africa. With a sustainable and affordable means of transportation, these local heroes can provide HIV AIDS prevention, care, and support services to 5 times as many people, and have a much bigger impact.
b) Vocational skills training for one AIDS-orphaned African youth. With a skilled vocation, orphaned youth can gain employment, earn a better living, rebuild their confidence, and care for their younger siblings.
Thanks to valuable support of concerned Canadians, CAP AIDS has to date provided more than 500 bikes and other essential resources to AIDS service organizations and outreach workers in Ethiopia, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.
Online registration is easy and secure. Please go to the Bike 2 CAP AIDS 2010 page, here.
Once you log in, you’ll be able to:
· Register (registration fee: $25)
· Create your own team or join an existing team
· Sponsor a team or participant
· Download paper pledge forms and fundraise offline
If you are unable to participate in the bike-a-thon, please consider sponsoring other riders. Our goal this year is to raise at least $15,000 in Vancouver and $60,000 across Canada to support 170 African HIV AIDS outreach workers and 130 AIDS-orphaned African youth with vocational skills training.
CAP AIDS is a registered Canadian charity and tax receipts will be issued for donations $15 and above, including your registration fee. For more information about CAP AIDS’ work, please visit our website: www.capaids.org/b2capaids2010.html
DH Vancouver Staff
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