Newton, Mass. (Vocus) September 10, 2009
Newton-based NICKERSON PR is raising money for Greater Boston youth by fielding a team of cyclists to ride 50 miles in the Rodman Ride for Kids on Sept. 26 in Foxborough, Mass. Team NICKERSON will represent Housing Families Inc., an affiliated agency for the Ride. To learn more about participating or donating to the cause, readers may follow the team's progress at the Team Nickerson Facebook page and @TeamNickerson on Twitter. The team will continue to accept donations until the race and is dedicated to reaching its fundraising goal of $20,000. NICKERSON took a big step in that direction in August, as it raised $5,000 in a benefit event at The Greatest Bar Boston.
The Rodman Ride for Kids is an umbrella matching gift charity that raises funds for youth-focused social service agencies in Massachusetts. The Ride and its affiliated agencies raise funds year-round, culminating with The Ride event, a 25-, 50- and 100-mile non-competitive cycling tour, each fall. The expenses associated with the Ride for Kids are less than 4 percent of the total revenue, and are all underwritten. All proceeds go directly to help families and at-risk children.
Since its inception in 1991, the Rodman Ride for Kids has raised more than $37 million to help at-risk children in Massachusetts. To register for the Rodman Ride, please visit http://www.rodmanrideforkids.org. To support Team NICKERSON in the Ride, donate here:
Housing Families Inc. aids 400 homeless and extremely low-income people each day, including 300 homeless and formerly homeless children. Among Housing Families' goals are helping children under their umbrella--and their parents--heal and grow from past traumas, including losing their homes. Housing Families Inc. also offers a range of academic and emotional support, including tutoring and counseling to help children improve their grades and self-esteem.
Additional sponsors for The Rodman Ride benefit at The Greatest Bar included: NELSON/Black Cow Architects; Commodore Builders; Progressive Gourmet; CMG Promos; Pinnacle Financial Group; Cold River Vodka; Farina's Bicycle Center, Sunshine Tent & Party, Talent Retriever; Keystone Strategies; Infinite Media Productions; Arbonne International; Budweiser; Babel's Paint & Decorating Stores; Pacheco's; Cressey Performance; Bath and Body Works; Artistic Triumphs; Scott Farmelant; Smileboston and Tra-tutti.
As part of its community commitment, Nickerson PR, founded by Lisa A. Nickerson, provides pro bono public relations, marketing and sponsorship consulting to Housing Families, Inc.
About Housing Families Inc.
Housing Families Inc. was founded in 1986 by community members concerned about the growing crisis of homelessness among families in the cities of Everett, Malden, and Medford. Since then Housing Families Inc. has grown into one of the largest providers of family shelter in Massachusetts. Over 1,400 families have been helped since we first opened our doors. The agency's central mission is to help families build the skills and understanding they need to make a successful transition into their own home, and to prevent any recurrence of homelessness. For more information, please visit http://www.housingfamilies.org.
About The Rodman Ride for Kids
Set for Sept. 26, The Rodman Ride for Kids is a 25- 50- and 100-mile non-competitive cycling tour beginning and ending in Foxborough, Mass. Last year, the event raised $6.3 million, with nearly 1,200 riders, more than 500 corporate sponsors and 700 volunteers. Race founder Don Rodman will match 15 percent of every dollar raised through this event.
Members of the news media interested in learning more about Team NICKERSON PR, Housing Families Inc. or The Rodman Ride for Kids may contact the following individuals:
Lisa A. Nickerson
barry AT nickersonpme DOT com
lisa AT nickersonpme DOT com
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