8th Annual Ride to Turn the Tide of AIDS in Africa

I am happy to share that Stittsville’s own Grassroots Grannies are at it again!


The 8th Annual Ride to Turn the Tide of AIDS is an event in support of African Grandmothers by way of the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s “Grandmothers to Grandmothers” campaign.


Twenty-two local grandmothers, grandfathers and grand-others will be participating in the three-day cycling fundraiser to show support and raise money for African grandmothers whose lives have been devastated by the HIV/AIDS pandemic.


At 9:00 AM on September 6, the team departs from the Bushtukah on 5607 Hazeldean Road to return Friday, September 8th (approximately 1:15 pm) at the Bushtukah Store on 203 Richmond Road, Westboro. The cyclists will pass through Ashton, Appleton, Almonte, Perth, Merrickville and Metcalfe.


Individual riders pay their own costs for the ride. The cyclists have been actively seeking sponsors and hope to raise $55,000 with all proceeds going to the Stephen Lewis Foundation. As such, I highly encourage all residents to take a moment and consider sponsoring a member of this great initative.


For more information or to make a donation, visit the Grassroot Grannies Website at: www.grassrootgrannies.com. You may also contact: Nancy Hough at nancyinmotion@rogers.com  613-592-3167 or Shirley Mander at smm3754@gmail.com  613 592-3754. Thank you.