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OSU SCAVMA’s 2nd Annual Ride the Heart of the Valley Bike Ride

March 15th, 2010
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Event logo drawn by Sarah Tauber, class of 2012.

The second annual Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (SCAVMA) Ride the Heart of the Valley bike ride charity fundraiser will be held April 24. It will start and end at the College of Veterinary Medicine and will again boast 12 mile and 30 mile bike routes. In addition to cycling, this year’s event will also have a “Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound” family fun walk, which is a One Health Challenge of obesity awareness walk. This year’s charity recipients are the Benton County Health Center, which helps provide health care for low income families, and the Olive K. Britt Endowment for Emergency Animal Care, which provides medical care for pets of low income families. Bring your friends, family, dogs and bicycles and ride and walk in support of these charities.

The event, which is open to everyone in the community, is followed by a celebration that includes food and music. Participants in the ride are asked to raise a minimum of $30 to support the charities. There will be prizes for the participant(s) who raises the most money. To participate in the walk, a $15 (plus $5 for each additional family member) donation will get you and your family involved in this great community event, including the ride after-party with delicious local food and music. People who don’t want to walk or riding but are interested in supporting the cause can attend the party after the ride for a small $15 donation.

The goal this year is to increase awareness of the event and gain more participants for the ride. For more information on the event, email SCAVMAEvents@oregonstate.edu. You can get registration forms here and bike routes. If you want to pay with a credit card, you can do so by registering via www.Active.com.

This festive event was very successful last year, and again will be a great way for the community to come together to enjoy good company, good food, and fun music and its all for a good cause in supporting the people and pets within our community.

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