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News Advisory

July 14, 2014

College Students Arrive in Washington, Completing
3,000-Mile Bike Ride for Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Notice of July 17-18 Photo Opportunity/Media Availability

Clarksburg, MD—Seven weeks ago, 12 fraternity brothers from Western Kentucky University launched a coast-to-coast bike ride—Bike4Alz—to raise money for the BrightFocus Foundation’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research program.

On Thursday, July 17, they arrive in the Greater Washington area—after enduring desert heat, vertical mountain climbs in the Rockies, the ride-ending injury of one biker, as well as wonderful experiences they share on their blog and website, www.bike4Alz.org

Here are photo opportunities and media availability for their arrival:


Photo Opportunity and interview riders at the culmination of Bike4Alz, a 3,000-mile bike ride to end Alzheimer’s, undertaken by 12 Western Kentucky University students, all members of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.



When and Where:

Noon to 2 p.m., Thursday, July 17, 2014
The Veloville USA Bike Shop,
609 E. Main Street, Purcellville VA 20132
Tel. 540-216-2453
A bike store welcomes the bikers, available to the media.

8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., Friday, July 18, 2014
Holiday Inn Leesburg at Carradoc Hall
1500 E. Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
Tel. 703-771-9200
The bikers depart for the final leg of their cross-country journey, into Washington, DC, and the National Mall.

Approximately 1 p.m.* on Friday, July 18, 2014
Foot of the Lincoln Memorial Steps, National Mall
The bikers arrive on the Mall.

*NOTE: This is an estimated time.  Call contacts, below, for exact arrival on day of the event.




Dana Hesse, Phi Gamma Delta graduate volunteer.  Cell 240-565-3455 or vtfijidana@yahoo.com

Alice Kirkman, BrightFocus Foundation Communications Manager.  Cell 240-778-5563 or akirkman@brightfocus.org



For more Information:



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Michael Buckley, Vice President of Public Affairs
BrightFocus Foundation
Phone: (301) 556-9370; Email: mbuckley@brightfocus.org

Alice L. Kirkman, Marketing and Communications Manager
BrightFocus Foundation
Phone: (301) 556-9349; Email: akirkman@brightfocus.org

Last Review: 07/14/14

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