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Cyclist Pedaling 7,500 Miles

MEDIA ADVISORY: March 18, 2010

Cyclist Pedaling 7,500 miles from Florida to Alaska on Behalf of Hospice Visits the National Center for Care at the End of Life in Alexandria, VA Events include luncheon with staff of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and affiliate organizations

Who:            J.W. Frye: One Bike, One Cause.

When:          Monday, March 21, 2010

Where:        National Center for Care at the End of Life, Home to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, the National Hospice Foundation, the Hospice Action Network, and FHSSA (founded as the Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa) 1731 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Why:          J.W. Frye is a 27-year-old man who lost both his parents to cancer. His family’s experience with hospice care during his mother’s illness was healing. A fractured family came together to care for his mother. Hospice gave her a will to live that she wouldn't have had otherwise," says Frye. Frye is committed to returning that support with a 7,500-mile bicycling trip called "Let Me Go." He left the country's southernmost point, Key West, on Feb. 23 and plans to bicycle over six months to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, the country's northernmost point. Along the way, Frye will raise money and awareness for up to 15 different hospices, participating in major fundraising events and raising awareness about the benefits of hospice care. Frye's progress on the trip will be tracked by a global positioning system, and he will provide blogs from the road describing what he experiences.

Members of the media are invited to interview Frye from 9AM to 2PM at the National Center for Care at the End of Life

Contact:

Jon Radulovic, vice president communications
Ph: 703-837-3139  
Cell: 571-259-5026
jradulovic@nhpco.org

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