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SMART Ride Information Session

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SMART Ride Information Session

Time: June 7, 2012 from 6pm to 7pm
Location: Comprehensive AIDS Program of Palm Beach County
Street: 2330 South Congress Avenue
City/Town: West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Website or Map:
Phone: 561-432-7902
Event Type: information, session
Organized By: Dr. Rik Pavlescak
Latest Activity: May 4, 2012

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Event Description

The SMART Ride Information Session will educate participants on SMART Ride, a 2-day, 165 mile bicycle ride from Miami to Key West benefitting HIV/AIDS agencies in Florida.  Participants will learn everything they need to know to be either a rider or crew member for the SMART Ride scheduled for November 16-17, 2012.

WHEN: Thursday, June 7, 2012 6-7:00 PM


Comprehensive AIDS Program of Palm Beach County (CAP)

2330 South Congress Avenue

West Palm Beach, FL 33406

WHY: The 165 mile bicycle ride from Miami to Key West raises awareness and money for HIV/AIDS agencies in Florida.  As a benefiting agency, CAP will receive a shared portion of funds raised, plus whatever funds are designated for CAP by riders and crew.  100% of funds raised goes to HIV/AIDS services organizations.  Last year CAP received more than $109,000 from the SMART Ride as a benefiting agency. The funds are used for case management, food, emergency services, and a drop-in program at CAP.

CAP provides and promotes education, advocacy and compassion to individuals and families infected and affected by HIV and AIDS through case management, prevention and other support services.  CAP works throughout Palm Beach County to provide housing assistance, food, transportation, mental health counseling and emergency assistance. 

Since its inception in 1985, CAP has provided educational services to more than 250,000 people in a variety of settings, including prisons, county schools, on the streets in high-risk neighborhoods, in health settings, substance abuse treatment centers, methadone clinics and others.  The local organization has grown into one of the most successful community-based HIV/AIDS service organizations in the nation. 

COST:  Free

GENERAL INFORMATION: Please call Dr. Rik Pavlescak at CAP for more information at 561-432-7902 or email him at  You can also visit the websites at or .

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