/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Calgary residents pedal for a cause at 5th annual bike-a-thon/

MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 2, 2016 /CNW/ -

WHAT:

Wheels for Wells is a cycling fundraiser for Calgary-area residents wanting to make a difference. This year's event expects to draw hundreds of riders in support of World Vision's clean water projects in Sudan.



WHO:

Hundreds of Calgary-area individual cyclists and families      



WHEN:

Saturday, June 4, 2016; event starts at 9 a.m.



WHERE:

Starting line and finish at Glenmore Christian Academy, 16520, 24th St. SW Calgary, AB



VISUALS:

  • Hundreds of cyclists doing 10, 30, 60, 90 & 120 km distances
  • Festive atmosphere with live music
  • Cheering onlookers


FOR INTERVIEWS ON SITE CONTACT: Organizer Sarah Fillier – (587) 439 8435      

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This annual event was inspired by nine-year-old Alex Weber after learning that thousands of children die every day from water-borne illnesses. Alex has since moved abroad with his family, but his commitment to Wheels for Wells continues with Calgary residents Sarah Fillier and David Custer continuing his commitment to engaging Canadians in this important issue. Wheels for Wells has raised more than $137,000 for World Vision's clean water projects in Kenya, Mauritania and Somalia. This year Wheels for Wells hopes to raise $50,000 for World Vision clean water projects in Sudan.

World Vision is a Christian relief, development, and advocacy organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families, and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by our Christian values, World Vision is dedicated to working with the world's most vulnerable people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

SOURCE World Vision Canada

For further information: For interviews on site contact: Organizer Sarah Fillier - (587) 439 8435


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