More Than 600 Cyclists to Ride through Virginia to Raise Awareness about Kidney Disease
DENVER, Sept. 20, 2018
DENVER, Sept. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading provider of kidney care services in the United States, today announced the kick off of its 12th annual Tour DaVita on September 23 in Doswell, VA.
"Over three days, riders will cycle nearly 230 miles across Virginia to not only raise awareness about kidney disease, but to support Bridge of Life medical missions around the world," said Dave Hoerman, chief wisdom officer for DaVita Kidney Care. "The 'Spirit of the Ride' empowers our patient, physician and teammate riders to support each other in achieving goals they might not have thought possible while coming together for a common purpose."
To participate in the event, riders each met a fundraising goal and paid their own travel expenses. Individual fundraising combined with donations from DaVita and other corporate sponsorship payments will contribute more than $1.1 million to Bridge of Life, a nonprofit organization founded by DaVita that supports medical missions in the U.S. and abroad. Bridge of Life works to strengthen health care globally through sustainable programs to prevent kidney disease through early-detection testing and education for adults and children.
Sept. 23 – The ride kicks off in Doswell, 25 miles north of Richmond. Riders will cycle through the quiet country roads, rolling farmlands and rivers of several Virginia counties. The loop will cover 66 miles of this peaceful rural region.
Sept. 24 – Riders will cycle through the historic countryside east of Richmond, ending in Williamsburg. Riders can choose a 75 or 100-mile route.
Sept. 25 – On the final day, riders will cycle from Williamsburg to the northwest and into Charles City County, a scenic area full of rich history. The route will leave and return on the Capital City bike trail and covers 58 miles.
To date, Tour DaVita has helped raise more than $11 million for nonprofits dedicated to raising awareness of kidney disease, providing kidney disease screenings and expanding access to kidney care and primary health care in developing countries.
Past Tour DaVita ride locations include:
- Tennessee and Alabama (2007)
- Wisconsin (2008)
- Michigan (2009)
- Washington State (2010/2017)
- Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts (2011)
- Iowa (2012)
- South Carolina (2013)
- Oregon (2014)
- North Carolina (2015)
- Tennessee (2016)
Tour DaVita continues its 12-year partnership with Backroads, the "world's #1 active travel company™."
Tour DaVita sponsors include Amgen, ASD Healthcare, Henry Schein, Inc, Wells Fargo, Baxter, ADI Construction of Virginia LLC, Dell Technologies, NxStage Medical, Meridian, MUFG and Tata Consultancy Services.
About DaVita Kidney Care
DaVita Kidney Care is a division of DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500® company, that through its operating divisions provides a variety of health care services to patient populations throughout the United States and abroad. A leading provider of dialysis services in the United States, DaVita Kidney Care treats patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita Kidney Care strives to improve patients' quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As of June 30, 2018, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,580 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 201,000 patients. The company also operated 253 outpatient dialysis centers located in 10 countries outside the United States. DaVita Kidney Care supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The company's leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu. For more information, please visit DaVita.com.
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