12th Annual TriStates 100 Century Tour Rolls Out of Dothan to Help Cancer Patients at Children’s of Alabama
- Contact: Angie Sherrill (334) 701-8499 or angie.sherrill@childrensAL.org
DOTHAN (March 12, 2014) – The 12th Annual TriStates 100 Century Tour of Miracles will offer something for every cycling enthusiast who rolls out of the Dothan Civic Center (126 N. St. Andrews St, Dothan 36303) at 7 a.m. Saturday, June 7. The event is sponsored by Oncology Supply.
Participants in the annual event that supports The Dawn Pitchford Fund at Children’s of Alabama, the state’s only freestanding pediatric hospital, may choose one of four routes. Online registration is available immediately at www.tristates100.com. Riders may also register the date of the event between 6 and 6:45 a.m. Customized cycling jerseys will be available for $60.
The TriStates 100 Century is a 104-mile bike ride that spans Alabama, Georgia and Florida and presents riders with a challenging, but not difficult course. It is designated as a 2014 Alabama Backroads Century Ride Series event. More information about the series is available at www.Alabama-Backroads-Cycling.com.
Three additional courses ranging from the 25-mile TriLoop to the 68-mile Metric Century will travel through scenic southeastern Alabama. All who complete a ride will receive a commemorative medal. More information about the event is available at www.tristates100.com.
Participating cyclists and other supporters of the event are encouraged to tweet about the event using hashtag #TriStates100.
The Dawn Pitchford Fund and the TriStates 100 partnered 12 years ago in memory of the 14-year-old who lost her courageous fight against acute myelogenous leukemia. Nearly 300 cyclists from nine different states participated in the 2013 event which raised $25,548. The fund benefits The Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s where 90 percent of the children in Alabama who are diagnosed with cancer or serious blood disorders are treated. Last year, families in the Wiregrass region made more than 9,600 visits to Children’s for treatment for a wide variety of injuries and illnesses.
Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children since 1911, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Last year, families made more than 670,000 outpatient and nearly 14,000 inpatient visits to Children’s from every county in Alabama and from 45 other states and four foreign countries. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. and has been ranked among the top children’s hospital programs in the country for the past four years by US News & World Report. More information is available at www.childrensal.org.