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Race for Dignity

Race for Dignity

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

9:00am - 9:00pm

Student Centre

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WHAT: RACE FOR DIGNITY

WHERE: STUDENT CENTER

WHEN: JANUARY 19TH, 2010 FROM 9AM TO 9PM

WHY: TO RAISE AWARENESS AND FUNDS FOR THE TISUNGANE CLINIC IN MALAWI WHICH PROVIDES MEDICATIONS FOR PATIENTS WITH HIV/AIDS

Dignitas Youth members created the Race for Dignity after being inspired by the determination of Scott Simpson, an HIV+ Canadian triathlete, to raise awareness about the inequity in access to essential HIV/AIDS medications. Scott was determined to cycle across Africa in the Tour d’Afrique, drawing attention to the lack of access to HIV medications on the continent. When he realized that his body would not allow him to fulfill his dream, Dignitas Youth members took it upon themselves to finish his race!

Each year, Dignitas Youth Chapters hold the Race for Dignity on their campuses - a 12 hour spinathon on stationary bikes. In addition to creating awareness, funds are raised for Dignitas International’s work in Malawi, providing thousands of people with access to life-saving medications.

Dignitas Youth at UTSC invite you to participate in our annual Race for Dignity on Tuesday, January 19th, 2010. The Race for Dignity will take place in the SCSU Student Centre from 9am to 9pm.

How you can join the Race for Dignity:

Create a team! Get some friends and form a team to bike. We require that each team raises a collective amount of at least $20.00, but we encourage that you raise as much as you can. Prizes will be awarded to the team or individual who raises the MOST money! You can sign your team up online and start raising funds collectively by using the following link: http://dignitas.unxvision.com/Event/Reg_form.asp?Event_ID=34

Sign up to bike individually! If you do not have a team-no worries, you can participate individually. We require that you raise a minimum of $5.00 if this is the case, and once again encourage you to raise as much as you can. Prizes will be awarded to the team or individual who raises the MOST money!You can sign up online and start raising funds individually using the following link: http://dignitas.unxvision.com/Event/Reg_form.asp?Event_ID=34

** Another option would be to use paper pledge forms, which you can pick up from a Dignitas Youth Executive Member who at our table during clubs week or in the student center for the next three weeks**

Hop on a bike on the day of the event- You can stop by on January 19th, donate your spare change and bike for however long you like to show your support!

PLEASE EMAIL dignitas@utsc.utoronto.ca IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SIGN UP YOUR TEAM OR SIGN UP INDIVIDUALLY.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

http://www.dignitasutsc.com

http://www.dignitasinternational.org

http://www.dignitasyouth.org




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