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Riders for Health gets Italian boost

Riders for Health gets Italian boost

Riders for Health gets Italian boost

The Italian Piedmont Region joined Riders for Health's effort to improve medical care delivery in Africa by donating 20 motorcycles to the official MotoGP charity. The 'Piedmont for Aid' project was announced on Saturday afternoon at Istanbul where Piedmont Region counsellor Andrea Baraiti offered the first bike to Riders for Health co-founders Randy Mamola and Andrea Coleman.

Several riders again showed their support to Riders for Health by attending the ceremony, including Nicky Hayden, Roberto Rolfo, Makoto Tamada and Carlos Checa. Ducati Marlboro's Spanish rider commented: "We, riders, are always worried about chattering, tyre wear, finding the right pace, and we tend to forget that there are people who don't have anything on their plate. Riders, and people in general, should be more aware of those problems and be more involved in projects such as Riders for Health."

More events will be organized by 'Piedmont for Aid' this year, and in 2006, with various charity football games and auctions lined up.

Riders for Health have worked for 15 years on the problem of delivery systems for health care in Africa, ensuring that vehicles used for the delivery of health care and associated developmental tools are available for the maximum time at the minimum cost.


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