The 2015 edition of the Jewelers for Children Rings of Strength Tour will be held for Thursday, May 28, 2015 in Las Vegas. This will be the third installment of the popular event. Start time will be at 5:30 a.m. outside the tour bus entrance at the Mandalay Bay Resort Casino. Participants will be able to choose between a 5K walk or run, a 50K challenging bike ride in the foothills of Red Rock Canyon and new for 2015, a shorter, easier 15K bike route.
The previous two events have included hundreds of participants and have generated over $100,000 to benefit children in need.
The event is structured so that participants can complete the course and have sufficient time to prepare for a day of work at the Las Vegas events. “We received a number of requests from bikers who were looking for a shorter, less-challenging route that they could complete and still put in a full day of work,” said Rebecca Foerster, Executive Vice President Strategic Planning and Marketing at Leo Schachter Diamonds, and a JFC board member. “The event has a real sense of camaraderie and provides an outlet for folks who have a hectic day during a busy week.”
Participants can visit www.ringsofstrength.org to sign up. During sign-up you create your own unique fundraising page with a unique URL, which can be sent to friends and acquaintances to encourage them to sponsor your participation. Bikers can bring their own cycles or rent one. McGhies Ski Bike and Board will once again provide rental options and participants can reserve one during the sign-up process. All funds raised will benefit the Jewelers for Children charity partners.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Full details are available at www.ringsofstrength.org, or by contacting JFC. Sign up on your own, grab a friend, or even organize a team from your company to participate!
Jewelers for Children was founded in 1999 by the U.S. jewelry industry with the mission of helping children in need. Since its inception, JFC has donated more than $45 million to programs benefiting children whose lives have been affected by illness, abuse or neglect through charity partners St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Make-A-Wish® America, and the National CASA Association. JFC also provides support to Make-A-Wish® International, and the Santa-America Fund.