RAAM riders to raise more money for charity

The 2005 Insight Race Across America (RAAM) kicks off on Sunday in San Diego, CA, with a final...

The 2005 Insight Race Across America (RAAM) kicks off on Sunday in San Diego, CA, with a final destination that is 3050 miles eastwards in Atlantic City, NJ. The ultra-endurance race will be contested by a record field of 158 riders in various categories, and this year a number of them are going to be raising funds for 18 different charities - also a record.

The soloists and teams, and the causes they are supporting are as follows:

1 Urs Koenig (Seattle, WA) Cancer Lifeline
2 Patrick Autissier (Boston, MA) HMS Division of AIDS, RAAM for HIV Vaccine
3 Bob Breedlove (Des Moines, IA) National Osteoporosis Foundation
4 Alessandro Colo' (Rome, ITA) Mensa Dei Poveri (restaurants for the poor)
5 John D'Elia (Middletown, CT) The Hole in the Wall Gang Fund
6 Team Endorphins (Lubbock, TX) Boys & Girls Club of Lubbock TX
7 Team Citta'Della Speranza (Borso del Grappa, (ITA) Citta' Della Speranza Hospital
8 Team Roaring Fork / Volvo (Vail, CO) Border to Border
9 Team Give Life (Arlington, VA) The Give Life Foundation
10 Team Making Cancer History (Houston, TX) M D Anderson Cancer Center
11 Team Beaver Creek –Vail (Vail, CO) Shaw Cancer Center
12 Team JDRF VeloKraft (international) Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
13 Team ALS Bacchetta (San Francisco) ALS March of Faces
14 Team Dry Heat (Litchfield Pk, AZ) United Way; Habitat for Humanity, ADA, LAF
15 Team Donate Life (Davis, CA) Donate Life Foundation
16 Team Mucho Gusto (Denver, CO) Children's Hospital, Denver
17 Team JMI Rookies (San Diego, CA) Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
18 Team Swami's/Raceplan (San Diego, CA) Susan Komen Breast Cancer Fndn
19 Team Kaiser Permanente (San Diego, CA) Ride 2 Remember
20 Landis Team Phoenix (Phoenix, AZ) Lance Armstrong Foundation

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