DaVita Inc. : Sixth Annual Tour DaVita Coming to Iowa
05/07/2012| 12:30pm US/Eastern
400-Plus Riders to Raise Awareness of Kidney Disease
Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading provider of kidney care services that is
committed to improving the quality of life for those diagnosed with
chronic kidney disease (CKD), today announces that the sixth annual Tour
DaVita® - a three-day, 250-mile bike ride to raise awareness and funds
for the fight against kidney disease - will kick off September 15 at
Wilder Park in Allison, Iowa.
DaVita, which features participation by more than 400 DaVita
teammates, physicians, family members and friends, has the following
itinerary for 2012:
Sept. 16 - Allison to Independence
Sept. 17 - Independence to
Sept. 18 - Manchester to Monticello
Along the way, riders will pass through Clarksville, Shell Rock,
Waverly, Readlyn and Fairbank on Day 1; Aurora, Lamont, Dundee,
Arlington, Volga and Strawberry on Day 2; and Hopkinton, Worthington,
Cascade and Canton on Day 3.
"Tour DaVita is much more than just a bike ride for charity - it's an
opportunity for riders from all across the United States to explore a
new corner of this great country," said Steve Priest, chief wisdom
officer at DaVita and director of the event. "In researching a location
for this year's tour, we simply couldn't resist the bicycle-friendly
vibe for which Iowa is becoming increasingly famous."
To participate in Tour DaVita, riders will each raise a minimum of $750
to $2,000 in donations and pay their own travel expenses. Their
individual fundraising combined with donations from DaVita® and other
corporate sponsorship is expected to contribute more than $700,000 to Bridge
of Life - DaVita Medical Missions™, an independent nonprofit
organization committed to helping improve kidney health and save lives
by bringing treatment, education and hope to underserved communities
around the world.
Tour DaVita, which is organized by Backroads, the world's #1 active
travel company™, has previously taken place in
Tennessee/Alabama (2007), Wisconsin (2008), Michigan (2009), Washington
State (2010) and Connecticut/New York/Massachusetts (2011).
For more information about the sixth annual Tour DaVita, please visit www.tourdavita.org.
For more information about Bridge of Life - DaVita Medical Missions,
please visit http://www.bridgeoflifemm.org.
For more information on Backroads, please visit http://www.backroads.com.
DaVita and Tour DaVita are registered trademarks of DaVita Inc. All
other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
About Bridge of Life
Bridge of Life - DaVita Medical Missions is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization whose mission is to help those in underserved areas around
the world receive kidney care not readily available to them. As of April
23, 2012, Bridge of Life has conducted 24 Medical Missions in 7
countries, installed or repaired 124 dialysis machines, trained more
than 230 kidney care professionals, and increased the capacity of
clinics to provide an estimated 70,928 treatments to approximately 682
additional individuals per year. For more information about the
organization, please visit www.bridgeoflifemm.org.
DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is a leading provider of kidney
care in the United States, delivering dialysis services to patients with
chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita strives to
improve patients' quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by
offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and
convenient health-management services. As of March 31, 2012, DaVita
operated or provided administrative services at 1,841 outpatient
dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately
145,000 patients. The company also operated 15 outpatient dialysis
centers located in three countries outside the United States. DaVita
supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable
change in communities around the world. The company's leadership
development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been
recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu. For
more information, please visit www.davita.com.
Vince Hancock, 303-405-2272
© Business Wire 2012