Race For Dignity Fundraiser Has Participants Pedalling

January 16, 2008 - News Release

The University Centre courtyard will be filled with people pedalling for charity Jan. 24 as part of the Race for Dignity fundraiser.

Race for Dignity is a 14-hour stationary bike marathon held on campuses across Canada. Participants get pledges and all the money raised goes toward the treatment and prevention of AIDS in Africa.

The fundraiser mimics the Tour D'Afrique, a race which goes from Cairo, Egypt to Cape Town, South Africa.

The Guelph chapter's event runs from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. and those interested can register as individuals or as a team. Participants are encouraged to raise $10 for every 20 minutes that they sign on to bike.

All the money raised from the event will go to Dignitas International, an organization dedicated to the eradication of AIDS in the Zomba district of Malawi.

During the 14 hours there will be documentaries, prizes, live bands, refreshments and t-shirt sales.

To register and for more information on the event.

For more information on Dignitas International.

For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs: Lori Bona Hunt, 519-824-4120, Ext. 53338, l.hunt@exec.uoguelph.ca or Deirdre Healey, Ext. 56982, d.healey@exec.uoguelph.ca

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