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Rally Cycling team raises $40,000 for UHC Children's Foundation at Amgen Tour

Published June 17, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Rally Cycling team, a pro road team sponsored by Rally Health and suppled by Diamondback, raised nearly $40,000 for UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation with a promotion at last month's Amgen Tour of California.

During the race, team supporters were bidding on the team's custom-painted Diamondback Podiums, which were on auction as part of the UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation's "Ride into Spring" fundraising auction.

Each bike recognized a child who has received a grant from the UHCCF and featured the child's signature and unique butterfly artwork representing the UHCCF and its dedication to helping children and families. The nine custom bikes, in addition to other Diamondback bikes provided by the team, raised funding for UHCCF medical grants. The grants are awarded to families who need financial assistance to help pay for their children's health care treatments, services, or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plans.

"We are honored to be able to support the UHCCF," said the team's managing director, Charles Aaron. "The butterfly bike project was a great success and it means a lot that Rally Cycling is able to support and raise awareness for such a great charity. As important as results are, it's more important that we use the team to make a positive difference in people's lives."

 

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