Join the “Valley Preferred Tour de Hershey” 80+mile bike ride from Macy’s-Lehigh Valley Mall to Hershey
Raise funds to fight against children’s cancer
ALLENTOWN, Pa., August 22, 2012 -- The first Valley Preferred Tour de Hershey, an 80-mile bicycle tour through eastern Pennsylvania, will be held on September 15 to raise funds for the fight against children’s cancer. The inaugural ride was announced in July by local organizers,
Valley Preferred and the event’s beneficiaries, Angel 34 Foundation and the Hackerman-Patz House at Lehigh Valley Health Network.
Regional cyclists are invited to join as individuals or teams for a scenic spin to help fight against pediatric cancer. Childhood cancers attack 13,000 children in the U.S. and their families each year.
Angel 34 Foundation, based in Nazareth, Pa., provides services and support for children battling cancer. The Hackerman-Patz House at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest provides affordable accommodations and a supportive environment for loved ones with a family member being treated at Lehigh Valley Health Network.
The tour starts at Macy’s–Lehigh Valley Mall and ends at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. The course has been mapped on mostly rural roads through the open country and farmlands of Lehigh, Berks, Lancaster and Lebanon Counties.
“This is a tremendously positive way to raise funds and awareness for the ongoing fight against children’s cancer,” said Valley Preferred General Manager Christina Lewis.
Hop on your bike, join the Valley Preferred team or create your own team, and ride to help
find a cure for children’s cancer and to support the Hackerman-Patz House at Lehigh Valley Health Network. For more information about the ride or to make a donation, visit www.angel34.orgor call 610-533-1923