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Journey for Autism ride to benefit Central Georgia Autism
Journey for Autism ride to benefit Central Georgia Autism
Submitted by A Journey for Autism: Central Georgia Autism, Ltd. (CGA) and local cycle team, BigRing Racing are pleased to partner for the 2nd Annual A Journey for Autism ride on April 5,2014 at 8 a.m – Macon-Bibb County Autism Awareness Day. Proceeds from the 100-mile century ride will provide scholarships for children on the autism spectrum and continued funding for CGA to raise awareness and provide resources for families.  For more information and to register, visit: journeyforautism.com. Ava Bullard, the namesake for Ava’s Law (the autism insurance bill), will lead the ride. Ridersfrom beginner to advanced can choose their ultimate destination course of 33, 66 or 100 miles.This beautiful ride travels through Bibb, Crawford and Monroe Counties and will finish on the 100-mile course through a covered bridge. Ride day registration begins at 7 a.m. at Sandy BeachPark on Lake Tobesofkee. The course will be completely staffed with SAG stops along the way,maintenance and emergency vehicles. Additionally, a 1-mile fun ride for children and families willcommence at 9 a.m. inside the park of Sandy Beach. There is no cost or registration needed.Participants should bring a bike to ride, and helmets are required. CGA strives to enable children on the autistic spectrum to reach and enjoy their full potential andwelcomes all families in the Central Georgia region who are in need of informational assistanceand support with regard to a child, family member or loved one with autism. “We fundraise, thenuse the proceeds to educate the community and affected families, and most importantly, helpchildren get the services they need to succeed in life, “ stated co-founder Janet Ward. Autismnow affects 1 in 68 children. A child is diagnosed every 11 minutes. In the United States this year,more children will be diagnosed with autism than AIDS, diabetes and cancer combined. Big Ring Racing recognizes the benefit od a century ride in Central Georgia. Ride Director, JohnCozart said, “I couldn’t think of a better organization that dives into the community to help familiesthe way Central Georgia Autism has done for the last 9 years. We cover a 100-mile course tohelp raise awareness and financial assistance for these children that are locally affected byautism.” All proceeds will benefit the programs of CGA and individual scholarships for therapy. With yourhelp, CGA can continue to make a difference in the lives of the children with autism in the central

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