Team Unity/UW Health Raises $10,300 for Boys and Girls Club

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Madison, Wisconsin - The 14 riders who comprised the Team Unity/UW Health roster of participants for this year's Bike for Boys and Girls Club ride wanted to raise $5,000 to benefit the organization's programs that help youngsters in Dane County reach their full potential.


Mission accomplished, and then some.


When the pledges were added up, Team Unity/UW Health donated $10,300 to the Boys and Girls Club cause.


"I've had kids who went to Madison public schools, and I've seen what the Boys and Girls Club can do for at-risk youth in our city," said UW Hospital and Clinics vice president for ambulatory services Mark Hamilton, who was participating in the ride for the sixth time and joined UW Medical Foundation vice president of business strategies Gordon Ridley and UW Hospital and Clinics wellness program manager Lisa Riehl as tri-captains for the team. "It was a fantastic team effort for a great cause, and their programs are showing real results."


Team Unity/UW Health at the post-ride celebrationTeam Unity/UW Health (pictured, left to right) included:

  • UW Hospital and Clinics director of respiratory services Anne Flaten
  • UW Health medical oncologist Jim Cleary
  • UW Hospital and Clinics administrative fellow Zachary Lenhart
  • Lisa Riehl
  • Lisa Andrews
  • Unity senior provider services representative Tammy Seiler
  • Bob Wickhem
  • UW Hospital and Clinics registry manager Robert Millholland
  • Mark Hamilton
  • UW Hospital and Clinics planning coordinator Mike Grady
  • Debbie Hamilton
  • Steve Tinker
  • UW Health gastroenterologist Eric Gaumnitz

UW Carbone Cancer Center outreach specialist Ruth Bronston is not pictured.


Unity and UW Health teamed up to provide corporate sponsorship for the ride, as well.


Overall, Bike for Boys and Girls Club raised nearly $360,000 for the organization. The race began at Edgewood College in Madison and offered riders three different routes: eight miles, 25 miles and 50 miles, each with rest stops and water stations on the respective routes.


Learn more about Bike for Boys and Girls Club



Date Published: 07/22/2013

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