ironitout.org Charity Ride 2016

Carry The Weight: Annual 11692754_10206075691186325_7464400074528600817_nAwareness Campaign/Celebration Bicycle Ride.

Fundraising Goal: $125,000

Programs It Will Fund

1. HH National Awareness Campaign

2. Lobbying For A National Standard Screening Program

3. Campaign to increase Locations and Amount of HH Blood accepted for transfusion.images-3

25 Celebrity Riders will go head to head in a virtual race to a fundraising total ($5,000 each) on social media, then, in the physical world they will bike 52 pounds in red haimages-1zmat containers up to Timberline on Mt. Hood in Oregon.

The weight represents how much donatable, lifesaving HH blood per person gets thrown away annually. Millions of pounds of good blood is treated as biohazard material (costly disposal) instead of going inside veins and saving lives.

Donors pick rider(s) to support. When each cyclist reaches his/her fundraising goal, an awesome prize will be raffled off to that pool of donors.

A grand prize will be awarded to one lucky donor to any rider when all racers have crossed the fundraising finishline of $125,000.

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The ride itself will celebrate the successful campaign and bring media attention and increased awareness of Hereditary Hemochromatosis.

Date: Summer 2016 TBA

Start: Welches, Oregon

Destination Timberline, Lodge Mt Hood, Oregon

One thought on “ironitout.org Charity Ride 2016

  1. I use to be a very active biker, HH has caused many health issues in my life,
    I recently move back to Sun Valley Idaho, where Earnest Hemingway took his life, This is a big Hemingway, I have recently dropped information off at our little local paper trying to get a article in the Mountain Express, in the short time I have been back I have ran into so many people who have it or now someone.
    Very interested in tis bike ride, maybe I could bring awareness to this area, I new many of the family including Jack, Marguex, Muriel, and Muffet. I would like some info to post on Face-book and give to the Mountain Express.
    Not the best on my PC, but have good intentions. Jana Skinner

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