Fundraisers ready for the ride

June 28, 2013 by  

The Riding for Refugees event will be taking place around the Northwest Pacific this weekend, providing the public the opportunity to enjoy a summer ride along, as well as a great picnic location, all while raising money for a great cause.

Stella Orechia, a Bellevue College Fitness and Health Instructor, will be cycling more than 1,000 miles around the Northwest Pacific, and in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) in order to raise awareness for refugees that have been displaced in the Asian country.

Orechia is planning to cycle from the City of Seattle to the Burmese communities that are located in its northwest, and will be collecting funds along the journey. Money collected from this journey will benefit two independent organizations that provide a sustainable resource for the improvement of wellness, education, and health for Burmese populations in the Northwest region. The groups benefiting are the Northwest Communities of Burma and the Mae Tao Clinic, which is located along the Myanmar borderline. People are invited to join in and attend a Burmese picnic and ride-along on part of the route planned.

Poster printing, flyer printing, and banner printing may be the chosen methods used to promote this fundraising event to member of this community and the surrounding areas – especially since there is no charge to take part, although donations are welcomed.

Riding for Refugees will starting tomorrow at Bellevue College, located at 300 Landerholm Circle SE in Bellevue, Washington, just down the road from Seattle. To learn more about this event and the riding schedule, please visit the Bellevue College website or call Stella Orechia at 425-806-7326.