(PHOENIX- March 26, 2019) Calling all cycling enthusiasts. Esperança, a Phoenix-based nonprofit dedicated to improving health and restoring hope to the poorest communities around the world, will host its Ride for the Pour event on Saturday, April 20.
This free, community-style bicycle ride is an effort to raise awareness for the organization’s clean water initiatives.
“More than 80 percent of disease in the developing world comes from contaminated water,” said Elena Burr, marketing coordinator for the organization. “Ride for the Pour focuses on bringing awareness to the fact that more 780 million people worldwide do not have access to a clean water source.”
The 38-mile loop will start and end at Esperança’s office, located at 1911 W. Earll Drive in Phoenix.
On-site Registration opens at 6 a.m. and the bicycle ride will start at 6:30a.m. Following the event will be games, breakfast and raffle prizes for all attendees and participants.
For more information and to pre-register: https://bit.ly/2To3NM0
Derived from the Portuguese word for “hope,” Esperança has been dedicated to transforming lives since its inception in 1970. Globally, the nonprofit works within some of the poorest communities in Nicaragua, Bolivia, Ecuador, Mozambique and Peru, providing health education, food sustainability, disease prevention, access to clean water, ecological home-building and life-altering surgeries. Further, the organization also serves under-resourced children, adults and seniors in Maricopa County through programs such as oral health, chronic disease prevention and management, nutrition, and parent ambassador training.