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Tour de Georgia teams up for Childrens Health
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Tour de Georgia - photo by Photo provided / Coastal Courier
ATLANTA — Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has hooked up with North America’s premier, professional cycling event, which will include a rolling festival of community activities in April.
All fundraising activities with the Tour de Georgia presented by AT&T will raise money for pediatric cancer and blood disorders research through the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children’s Healthcare. Fundraising activities will begin on April 19. The Tour will take place April 21-27.
As Children’s seeks to promote better health and wellness for Georgia’s youth, the not-for-profit organization has teamed up with the Tour de Georgia’s Health and Wellness Expo at each finish line. Venues include Savannah, Augusta, Dahlonega, Brasstown Bald Mountain and Atlanta. In addition, fundraising events for the Aflac Cancer Center will be held throughout the Tour.
The Health and Wellness Expo will help parents and children learn about healthy lifestyles and injury prevention. Children’s experts will provide parents resources on topics such as bike helmet safety, physical activity and nutrition. Children can enjoy interactive education through “get fit” sessions and goal setting challenges.
In addition to Children’s involvement with the expo, the Aflac Cancer Center of Children’s will have three signature fundraising events within the Tour de Georgia presented by AT&T. Two are scheduled in Savannah:
Toast of the Tour
Savannah International Trade & Convention Center
Saturday, April 19, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
A welcome for the Tour to Savannah and throughout the state, no tux, no tie, just good Southern food. All 15 cycling teams competing will be introduced with a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, drinks, entertainment, fireworks and special guests. Tickets are $250 per person/$2,000 per table. To buy tickets or for more information, visit or call Lora Hawk at (404) 405-1748.
Ride for Research - Advancing the Fight Against Cancer
Chatham County (Savannah Area)
Sunday, April 20, 10 a.m.
Join recreational and former professional cyclists to support the search for a cure for pediatric cancer. Recreational cyclists from all over the Southeast who have raised enough donations will ride parts of Stage 1 of the Tour. Ride details include: a loop starting and finishing at West Chatham Middle School in Pooler. This event directly benefits the Aflac Cancer Center and the Georgia Cancer Coalition. For more information please visit or call Paul Wood at (843) 886-9365 to register.
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