Information Release by Canadian Friends of Burma
June 2, 2011 @9 a.m. (Eastern Time)
Ottawa – A continental bike ride with the intent of raising awareness on the situation in Burma and funds for Mae Tao Clinic on the Thai-Burma border will start today from Vancouver to Halifax – a few hours after the release of this info.
The unprecedented fundraising drive of Vancouver-based the Just Aid Foundation (JAF) that has raised significant funds each year for Mae Tao Clinic in the past eight consecutive years is expecting to raise more funds by taking this new initiative.
A distance of 7,125 kilometers long, coast to coast bike ride is led by long time Burma activists Rod Germaine and Burmese activist Soe Naing.
They are scheduled to meet with supporters across Canada and urge them to join for a short distance of ride or donate for the cause benefiting to hundreds of thousands of people who are receiving medical assistance from the Clinic run by renowned physician Cynthia Maung.
Rod Germaine, a lawyer by profession, said the ride is expected to take about two months before they finally reach to Halifax in August. He said they will be able to travel a distance of 120 kilometers per day provided that weather and route conditions are permitted.
For interview request; please call Rod Germaine at 604-813-1557
The Canadian Friends of Burma (CFOB) is federally incorporated, national non-governmental organization working for democracy and human rights in Burma. Contact: Suite 206, 145 Spruce St., Ottawa, K1R 6P1; Tel: 613.237.8056; Email: email@example.com; Web: www.cfob.org
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