Author Archives: Eamon

PIH Co-Founder, Paul Farmer, on Global Health in the NYT

Today Dr. Paul Farmer, the co-founder of PIH, the NGO the 2012 Dream Ride will support, wrote an op-ed in the New York Times explaining why supporting health care around the world is important. Check it out. And then join … Continue reading

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Help Relieve the Famine in East Africa

The severity of the food crisis in Somalia and surrounding countries deserves a special post given that part of our ride’s mission of preventing and mitigating human rights violations. You can help. Here’s how. The NYT has a list of … Continue reading

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Give What You Can?

This year we’re trying a new idea: for the one day ride, the entry fee is $0 – yes, you read that right – and you can ride by raising whatever you can! We know that you and your friends … Continue reading

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2009 Photos

Here are some of the first photos of the 2009 Dream Ride! http://www.dream-ride.org/photos/thumbnails.php?album=3

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CU Boulder Meeting Wednesday April 8 – with free Pizza!

We’re going to have an informational meeting to tell you a little about the ride, what you can expect, how you can train, and why we’re doing the ride. We’d like to get to get to know you too, answer … Continue reading

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Official Non-Profit Status!

Today a thick letter from the IRS was sitting on a little stand where we keep our mail. We were officially approved by the IRS to be a non-profit 501(c)3! This means that your donation is now tax deductible, and … Continue reading

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An Historic, Though Problematic, Day for Punishing Violators of Human Rights

Today in an historic and first of its kind, the International Criminal Court (ICC), which came into effect less than a decade ago, indicted a sitting head of state for crimes against humanity and war crimes. Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir has … Continue reading

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Challenges to Basic Education in Pakistan

We’re periodically going to comment on current events that are relevant to the Dream Ride since besides raising money for international education, we also hope to contribute to the education and actions of everyone who reads this, including you. Ultimately … Continue reading

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CARE Estimates 220 Million Are On The Edge of Survival

Most of the time we think of disasters as things like tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, or fires. But for too many people disasters are close to everyday life. CARE, our 2009 beneficiary, estimates that now 220 million people teeter on the … Continue reading

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NPR, Haiti, Economics, and Paul Farmer

Recently NPR posted an interesting interview with one of the world’s leading medical and development experts, Paul Farmer, on how storms are devastating an already beleaguered country, Haiti. http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.htm?programID=08-P13-00037&segmentID=1 Farmer argues that the colonial practices of the Spanish and then … Continue reading

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