AdventureCorps "80 for Haiti" Event & Fundraiser for MercyCorps
January 25, 2010
[Newsflash from Chris Kostman, outdoor event organizer...]
"L'Union Fait la Force" (Strength Through Unity) -- National Motto of Haiti
AdventureCORPS, Inc., an athlete-run firm producing some of the world's toughest sports events, will host "80 FOR HAITI," a cycling benefit ride for Haiti relief supporting Mercy Corps on Saturday, February 13, 2010. The event will feature an 80-mile ride along Old Hwy 80 in southeastern San Diego County, CA. There will be an $80 entry fee and 100% of the entry fees will go directly to Mercy Corps, one of the most respected relief organizations worldwide.
The "80 FOR HAITI" route is spectacular, on absolutely quiet roads through rolling terrain.
As international relief efforts continue in Haiti, a Mercy Corps earthquake response team is in Port-au-Prince responding to urgent needs.
Registering for this ride - or donating to the cause, if you can't do the actual ride - will help families in Haiti recover from the most powerful quake to hit the country in more than 200 years. Mercy Corps relief workers with experience in disaster responses ranging from Hurricane Katrina to the Myanmar cyclone are converging on Haiti from Africa, Asia, and North America. They're focusing first on the immediate needs -- for water, food, temporary shelter supplies and much more -- and expanding their work to three areas: clean water, post-trauma support for children, and job creation.
Cycling participants in 80 FOR HAITI must pre-register for the event, so that we can plan accordingly. PLEASE register prior to February 6 for the ride. Donations will be accepted through February 13, and beyond.
Click here for all the 80 FOR HAITI information and the Link to Registration / Donation: http://www.adventurecorps.com/80/index.html
Can't ride 80 FOR HAITI, but still want to donate? Or perhaps you and your friends want to ride your own "80 FOR HAITI" near where you live? Go for it! Please use this link and DONATE NOW directly to Mercy Corps: http://www.mercycorps.org/fundraising/adventurecorps
ABOUT THE HAITI EARTHQUAKE
The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake, striking on Tuesday, 12 January 2010. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 kilometres (8.1 mi). The USGS recorded at least 33 aftershocks, fourteen between magnitudes 5.0 and 5.9. The International Red Cross estimated that about three million people were affected by the quake, and 200,000 may have died. Source (and more details): Wikipedia.com
Mercy Corps is a team of 3700 professionals helping turn crisis into opportunity for millions around the world. According to their website: "Mercy Corps has long been recognized as an excellent steward of the resources entrusted to it. Over the past five years, more than 89 percent of our resources have been allocated to programs that help people in need. Ensuring that resources are wisely spent is the cornerstone of our values, vision, and strategy for growth in the future. We are proud of the awards, endorsements, memberships, and honors that substantiate our track record of accountability." More info about Mercy Corps' Efforts in Haiti: http://www.mercycorps.org/haiti
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