LANGLEY, BC, May 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Many baby boomers turn 60 this year! This summer, four of them will celebrate this milestone by cycling 8,500 kilometer across Canada. This ride, called Cycling4Water, is an opportunity to celebrate 60 years of life by giving life to others through the provision of 60 deep-capped water wells in Africa, giving 60,000 villagers disease-free water.
The team of four will leave Victoria, British Columbia on July 1st and plan on dipping their toes in the Atlantic 54 days later. Their goal is to raise awareness and funds for 60 wells to help in the work of Global Aid Network (GAiN), a worldwide humanitarian relief and development organization. Their "Water for Life Initiative" has already provided 829 water wells, giving 829,000 villagers disease-free water.
A child dies from water-related diseases every 21 seconds1! Many of these deaths could be prevented if children simply had clean water to drink; something we take for granted! Clean water reduces disease and suffering, children are healthy enough to attend school, their mothers are not walking long distances searching for water, economic activity is enhanced and much more.
"This ride is a way of helping others who cannot help themselves," shares Mike Woodard, a cyclist from the team.
The Cycling4Water team is looking for help from individuals who have compassion for the cause. Support can be expressed in the form of donations, riding alongside the team, hosting the riders and sharing this cause.
1World Health Organization
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SOURCE: Global Aid Network
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