Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ride Against Aids Team To Arrive In Mt. Airy

A Mount Airy couple is sponsoring the Philadelphia the visit of 7 cyclists participating in the Ride Against Aids to raise awareness and funds for the fight against AIDS in Rwanda.

The cyclists are expected to arrive in Philly sometime this afternoon or evening and depart on Wed Aug 11th. Barbara & Elliott Waters will provide them a place to sleep Tuesday evening, plus dinner & breakfast on Wednesday. Elliott Waters is the pastor at Church of the Annuciation, 324 Carpenter Ln, Phila PA 19119, phone (215) 844-3059.

Philly Electric Wheels (PHEW!) has offered to check their bikes on Wednesday morning before they take to the road again.

FACE AIDS fights AIDS by building a global movement of youth dedicated to health equity and social justice. This summer, seven FACE AIDS members are riding their bikes across the country in the Ride Against AIDS. The Ride Against AIDS team is committed to raising funds for the FACE AIDS programs in Rwanda and spreading awareness about AIDS across the United States. The Ride Against AIDS is a creative and powerful way for these exceptional students to engage in service and demonstrate their passion for making a difference in the AIDS epidemic.

Five of them are rising sophomores and athletes at Stanford University, one is a rising senior at the University of Wyoming and one is a recent graduate from Illinois Wesleyan University. The riders will be biking from Palo Alto to Boston over the course of 67 days, following a Northern route, and they are all excited to meet people around the country and complete the physical challenge of a lifetime.

To learn more about the ride, the riders or read their blog, go to www.faceaids.org/raa. Unfortunately the website has not been updated in the past week so contact the Church for an update on the arrival time of the group.