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Torontonians take the ‘Race For Dignity Challenge’ in support of people living with HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria in Africa

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What:
Hundreds of Torontonians will take the ‘challenge’ and spin together on stationary bikes at Yonge-Dundas Square. Participants of the Race For Dignity Challenge will get moving for global health while standing up for millions who lack access to treatment and care in the developing world. The sixth annual spin-a-thon raises funds for the innovative and life-saving work of Canadian medial humanitarian organization, Dignitas International. All are welcome to attend and support this effort to improve access to health care in Africa.

Who:
The outdoor family-friendly event will feature rousing performances from Toronto’s hottest pop/hip-hop trio Nights & Weekends, Juno-winning singer/songwriter Donné Roberts, the passionate and powerful DJ L’Oqenz, and energy-pumping dance troupe Fit2Dance. Confirmed guest speakers include the Honourable Dr. Carolyn Bennett, MP for St. Paul’s and Olivia Chow, MP for Trinity-Spadina.

When:
Sunday June 3, 2012; 9:00am – 1:30pm (Kick-Off at 9:45am)

Where:
Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto

About Dignitas International
Dignitas International is a Canadian leader developing solutions for global health. Committed to innovation, Dignitas works with patients, health workers, researchers, and policymakers to tackle barriers to health care in resource-limited communities. Combining frontline expertise and rigorous research, Dignitas saves lives and upholds the health and dignity of the world’s most vulnerable by increasing access to care, strengthening health systems, and shaping health policy at the regional and international levels.

Media contact
Rekha Sadasivan, Marketing and Communications Manager
T: 416-260-3100, x104 M: 416-219-5560
E: r.sadasivan@dignitasinternational.org

Dignitas InternationalTorontonians take the ‘Race For Dignity Challenge’ in support of people living with HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria in Africa