Velo & Vines Century Bike Ride Raises Funds to Benefit UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation

 

 

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HEALDSBURG, Calif. (June 10, 2017) – Nearly 100 cyclists from Sonoma County and across the United States rode in the third annual Velo & Vines Century Ride in Healdsburg today, raising more than $160,000 for the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF).

The 100-mile ride began at the Arnot-Roberts Winery and continued through the rolling hills and valleys of Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River – a signature cycling route in the region. UnitedHealthcare executives, including UHCCF President Matt Peterson, also attended the event.

UHCCF provides medical grants that help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their parents’ commercial health insurance plans. Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded over 13,000 grants valued at more than $35 million to children and their families across the United States for treatments associated with medical conditions such as cancer, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, diabetes, hearing loss, autism, cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome, ADHD and cerebral palsy.
About UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation

The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their parents’ commercial health insurance plan. Families can receive up to $5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), and do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible. UHCCF was founded in 1999. Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded more than 13,000 grants valued at over $35 million to children and their families across the United States. UHCCF’s funding is provided by contributions from individuals, corporations and UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) employees. To apply for a grant, donate or learn more, please visit www.uhccf.org.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO FABOLOUS! BROOKLYN BOROUGH PRESIDENT ERIC L. ADAMS PRESENTS FABOLOUS WITH “KEYS TO BROOKLYN”

On Sunday June 11th 2017, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams headlined his second annual Central Brooklyn Arts & Culture Weekend with a “Welcome Back to Brooklyn” ceremony that bestowed engraved pavers along the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s famed Celebrity Path, as well as the “Keys to Brooklyn” to multi-platinum hip-hop star Fabolous and groundbreaking abstract/neo-expressionist artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (posthumously), both of whom are world-famous sons of the borough. Since 1985, more than 160 Brooklynites who have gone on to make outstanding contributions in art, business, film, literature, music, sports, and more have had their names inscribed on this walkway.

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NEW YORK – June 8, 2017 – Bravo Media’s Emmy Award-winning “Inside the Actors Studio,” hosted by James Lipton welcomes the talented actress and singer, Scarlett Johansson to the stage on Thursday, June 22 at 8pm ET/PT. Starring in the new major motion picture, Rough Night, launching on Friday, June 16, the award-winning performer sits down with Lipton to discuss her personal and professional history. For more information on “Inside the Actors Studio,” please visit: http://www.bravotv.com/inside-the-actors-studio.

 Known for her critically acclaimed roles in Lost in Translation, for which she won a BAFTA, Girl With a Pearl Earring, and Her, Johansson visits the Actors Studio to delve into her upbringing, how she got her start in the industry, and what life in the limelight has become. Her other roles include the worldwide blockbusters, The Avengers, Iron Man 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War, in addition to The Horse Whisperer, Ghost World, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, The Prestige, Lucy and Under the Skin, among others. On stage, Johansson won a Tony Award for her work in A View from the Bridge.

 

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Third Annual Velo & Vines Century Ride Set to Break Fundraising Goal for UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation

  • Community leaders to join third-annual event that will raise more than $150,000 for medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services

 

WHAT: Community leaders and supporters from across the nation will gather Saturday, June 10, at the Arnot-Roberts Winery in Healdsburg, Calif., for the start of the third annual Velo & Vines Century Ride along the rolling hills and valleys of the Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River.

 

Kaelyn, 14, a recent UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation grant recipient, will announce the start of the race. Accompanied by her family, she will stop at the various rest stops to encourage the riders along the route.

 

UHCCF provides medical grants that help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their parents’ commercial health insurance plans.  Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded more than 13,000 grants valued at over $35 million to children and their families across the United States. In California, children and families have been awarded more than 180 grants totaling more than $400,000 since 2014.

 

UHCCF grants are funded by contributions from individuals, corporations and UnitedHealth Group employees. The 2017 UHCCF Velo & Vines Century Ride is hosted by the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation and sponsored by Salesforce, Arnot-Roberts Winery and Three Rivers Provider Network. All proceeds fund UHCCF medical grants.

 

WHO:          Cyclists, event supporters and community leaders

Matt Peterson, president, UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation

UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation grant recipients

 

WHEN:          Saturday, June 10, 2017

7:30 a.m. – Ride starts/kick off  (Registration starts at 6:30 a.m.)

Noon – Riders begin arriving back for post-event ceremony

 

WHERE:       Arnot-Roberts Winery

33 Healdsburg Ave.

Healdsburg, Calif.

 

About UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation

The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their parents’ commercial health insurance plan. Families can receive up to $5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), and do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible. UHCCF was founded in 1999. Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded more than 13,000 grants valued at over $35 million to children and their families across the United States. UHCCF’s funding is provided by contributions from individuals, corporations and UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) employees. To apply for a grant, donate or learn more, please visit www.uhccf.org.

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West Texas is responsible for 70 percent of the total wine grape production in the state.

In the heart of one of the fastest growing wine regions in the country, Lubbock is the Napa Valley of the South with five unique, individual wineries within the city limits. In fact, the area surrounding Lubbock, known as the High Plains, produces 80 percent of the wine grapes in Texas.Our area’s wide open spaces provide ample ground for wine tours and cultivating the perfect grape to create even, delicious blends of West Texas wine.

From award-winning wine to stunning architecture, indulge all your senses and come out to Lubbock for wine tours of the Llano Estacado Winery, Cap*Rock Winery, McPherson Cellars, La Diosa Cellars, Pheasant Ridge Winery and others.

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