Proceeds from 4th annual cycling fundraiser presented by Celestial Seasonings General Manager David Ziegert and Subaru of America Zone Manager David Pygott
Boulder, CO – February 4, 2015 – B Strong Ride cycling event has donated $115,000 to the Boulder Community Hospital Center for Integrative Care and $50,000 to the George Karl Foundation. The donations were made February 3, 2015 during a special event at the offices of Zayo Group, a platinum sponsor of B Strong Ride. The funds were raised in August, 2014 at the 4th annual Celestial Seasonings® B Strong Ride presented by Subaru through corporate sponsorship, rider registration fees and contributions in support of individual riders.
“Celestial Seasonings is honored to support organizations that assist local cancer patients and survivors through our continued title sponsorship of B Strong Ride,” said David Ziegert, General Manager of Celestial Seasonings, Inc., who presented the check for $115,000 from B Strong Ride to Boulder Community Hospital Center for Integrative Care. “For more than 45 years, Celestial Seasonings mission has been to help people live healthier and happier lives. The opportunity to give back to our community by supporting great organizations like these is very much in keeping with that mission.”
“These donations are an enormous help to local cancer patients,” said Ron Secrist, President of the Boulder Community Hospital Foundation. “They represent 100% of the funding the Foundation provides to support patients at the Center for Integrative Care.”
The Boulder Community Hospital Center for Integrative Care provides a wide range of services to cancer patients including acupuncture, manual lymph drainage, massage therapy and reflexology, Reiki and Healing Touch Massage, and wellness and integrative care consultation. These services improve clinical outcomes by enhancing wound healing, shortening hospital stays, and reducing pain medication needs, as well as lowering patient stress and anxiety.
B Strong Ride’s donation of $50,000 to the George Karl Foundation was presented by David Pygott, Zone Manager of Subaru of America, presenting sponsor of B Strong Ride. “I’ve been down this road twice,” said former NBA head coach and current ESPN analyst George Karl, a two-time cancer survivor who accepted the check on behalf of the George Karl Foundation. “I can tell you the services we support through our partner organizations make an enormous difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families.”
The 2015 Celestial Seasonings B Strong Ride presented by Subaru is scheduled for Saturday, August 8, 2015. For more information about B Strong, visit bstrongride.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.