Red Cross 1st Annual Operation: Ride The Red Cycling event in Camarillo


Event Details



viagra dosage arial, cialis sans-serif;”>The American Red Cross of Ventura County is hosting its first annual Operation: Ride for the Red cycling event in Camarillo on November 7, 2015, in benefit of its Support to the Armed Forces (SAF) program.

This event has received a proclamation from the Ventura County Board of Supervisors in support of the ride and its cause. Support has also poured in from local companies who have joined the ride as sponsors including California Resources Corporation, Wells Fargo and Aviara Real Estate in Thousand Oaks among others.

There are three ride routes to choose from which vary in length between 30, 50 and 100 miles, traversing Port Hueneme, Naval Air Station Point Mugu, and Channel Islands Air National Guard Station. All routes will start and end at the Red Cross Office in Camarillo, 836 Calle Plano. Early registration is open online and early bird rates are available until October 15, 2015. Several bike clubs have already registered. Registration fees start at $65. Participants are asked to fundraise an additional $100 for the cause and will receive a free jersey t-shirt for participating

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Red Cross SAF program which aims to provide humanitarian support to military members, veterans and their families around the clock and around the globe, under a trusted symbol. These support services include 24/7 global emergency communication services and support to military and veteran health care facilities across the country and overseas. The Red Cross helps families cope with deployments and support returning combat veterans as they reintegrate into the community.

Last year the Red Cross provided 355,000 emergency communication services to more than 115,000 military members and their families, distributed more than 136,000 care, comfort and therapy items at military hospitals and medical facilities, and served nearly 23,000 individuals through rehabilitation and morale programs.

The SAF goal for the Central California region is to continue providing exceptional support to our military members and their families while expanding our direct support services to veterans. With increased support from this event, the Red Cross would be able to provide increased comfort and morale items and events, reintegration training and education, as well as improved support and partnership with other Veteran Service Organizations.

Learn more by visiting RedCross.org/OperationRide.

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