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Race Across America – Patrick Autissier

Patrick Autissier is competing again in the world’s toughest bike race, Race Across America, a.k.a RAAM, in order to raise money and awareness for Partners In Health and Nashoba Learning Group. Created in 1982, the Race Across America (RAAM) is now the longest running ultra-distance bicycle endurance competition in the world. This is not a stage race like the Tour de France, where each day a set distance is covered. In RAAM the gun fires on the West Coast (Oceanside, CA) and the finishing line is over 3,000 miles away, on the other side of the continent (Atlantic City, NJ), in less than 12 days.

Partners In Health (PIH) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation with a presence in Latin America, the Caribbean, Russia, and the United States. They coordinate innovative programs to combat AIDS and women’s health problems in rural Haiti and urban Massachusetts, groundbreaking tuberculosis treatment projects in the prisons of Siberia and the shantytowns of Lima, and health policy initiatives on a global scale.

Nashoba Learning Group (NLG) is a non-profit educational organization committed to helping children and their families in the fight against autism. The school, which opened in January 2003, provides state-of-the-art education and intervention services to children with autism. Nashoba Learning Group welcomes individuals with autism, between the ages of 3 and 22, of any race, color, religious affiliation or national or ethnic origin.

Race Across America 2007

View a video of Patrick’s efforts here.

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Visit Patrick’s website http://www.patrickautissier.org/