YAHAnet team cycles to raise funds for medical humanitarian efforts in Africa

The McGill University chapter of Dignitas Youth hosted its 6th annual Race for Dignity on March 3, 2012, and the YAHAnet team joined in to cycle to support Dignitas International's work in Malawi, including ensuring access to HIV medications and services.

A 12-hour fundraising spin-a-thon on stationary bikes, this year’s Race for Dignity attracted students of all different stripes to break a sweat for a good cause. The YAHAnet team approached the bikes with confidence and steely determination, making this the second year in a row YAHAnet has attended. Our spirits were further buoyed by the timely arrival of our friends from McGill University’s Shag Shop. We hopped on the bikes and were quick off the mark, further motivated by a showing of the Lord of the Rings movie on a projector screen.

The draining of our (fifth or sixth) water bottle marked the end of another fun and successful Race for Dignity. A special shout-out goes to our friends Amanda and Alex at the Shag Shop who kept smiles on our faces, the organizers from Dignitas McGill who fed us with bagels, and Emily from YAHAnet’s intern team for raising over $200!

You can find out more about the Race for Dignity campaign at schools across Canada by clicking here.

For those living in Toronto, Canada, and inspired to take part in a special Race for Dignity Challenge on June 3, 2012, take a gander here and get registered!

Until next time,

– Jason, on behalf of the YAHAnet student intern team