Velo & Vines Century Bike Ride Raises Funds to Benefit UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation

  • Community leaders join third-annual event raising more than $160,000 for medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services
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Kaelyn, 14, a recent UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation grant recipient, leads the start of the third annual Velo & Vines Century Ride Saturday, June 10, from the Arnot-Roberts Winery in Healdsburg, Calif. The 2017 UHCCF Velo & Vines Century Ride raised funds for the UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation, which provides medical grants that help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their parents' commercial health insurance plans (Video: Espe Greenwood).

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HEALDSBURG, Calif.--()--Nearly 100 cyclists from Sonoma County and across the United States rode in the third annual Velo & Vines Century Ride in Healdsburg today, raising more than $160,000 for the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF).

The 100-mile ride began at the Arnot-Roberts Winery and continued through the rolling hills and valleys of Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River – a signature cycling route in the region. UnitedHealthcare executives, including UHCCF President Matt Peterson, also attended the event.

UHCCF provides medical grants that help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their parents’ commercial health insurance plans. Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded over 13,000 grants valued at more than $35 million to children and their families across the United States for treatments associated with medical conditions such as cancer, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, diabetes, hearing loss, autism, cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome, ADHD and cerebral palsy.

About UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation

The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their parents’ commercial health insurance plan. Families can receive up to $5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), and do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible. UHCCF was founded in 1999. Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded more than 13,000 grants valued at over $35 million to children and their families across the United States. UHCCF’s funding is provided by contributions from individuals, corporations and UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) employees. To apply for a grant, donate or learn more, please visit www.uhccf.org.

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Contacts

UnitedHealthcare
Matt Rodriguez, 714-252-0479
Matt.rodriguez@uhc.com

Release Summary

Cyclists from across the U.S. rode in the annual Velo & Vines Century Ride in Healdsburg to raise funds for the UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation

Contacts

UnitedHealthcare
Matt Rodriguez, 714-252-0479
Matt.rodriguez@uhc.com