End of Day 1 of the Victoria Grandmothers For Africa (VG4A) Cycle Tour
In September 2016, 48 women rode their bikes in the 10th annual Victoria Grandmothers For Africa (VG4A) Cycle Tour.
The VG4A still has room for riders of all abilities in this year's tour, starting in Campbell River on Friday, September 8 and finishing at the Victoria Legislature on Sunday, September 10.
The VG4A group is thrilled to be announcing that we have just passed the $1 million milestone in raising funds for the Stephen Lewis Foundation's Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign since we were founded 11 years ago.
We, along with 249 other such groups in Canada, Australia and the UK, are determined not to slow down. Though the world seems to be paying less attention to the AIDS crisis, there are still 15 million AIDS orphans in Africa, an unimaginably large number.
The Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign supports community projects and caregivers, as well as helping them work on long term solutions so this generation doesn't repeat the pattern of their parents.
If you would like to know more about this community initiative, check out these websites (www.victoriagrandmothersforafrica.ca; www.grandmotherscampaign.org; www.stephenlewisfoundation.org), or our FB page (www.facebook.com/Victoria-Grandmothers-for-Africa-115977452288/).
Please consider riding with us this year. Contact Heather Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you are a woman over 54 years old who can ride a bike, you’re in.
If cycling with a happy group that makes frequent pit stops for coffee, delicious food and washroom breaks while exploring this wonderful Island is not your thing, please consider donating to our cause. Our team fundraising page is at http://slf.akaraisin.com/grandmotherspledges2017/cycletour275
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