The Event – Healdsburg, California, the gem of Sonoma Wine country, is the place. UHCCF supporters across the nation will come together there for a very special VIP event. A select group of 100 cyclists will take a memorable journey through this wonderland which was voted one of the 10 best wine destinations in 2014. Whichever you choose, the 30MI, 100MI or 100K route, you’ll take in scenic vistas that lead to an exclusive post-ride celebration featuring wine, food, music and awards. This exclusive UHCCF event presents an amazing cycling experience that will help make a positive impact in the lives of children across the U.S.
The Ride – The 100-mile trek takes you through the rolling hills and valleys of Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River. The ride begins at Arnot-Roberts Winery in Healdsburg, 60 miles north of San Francisco. At rest stops along the route local supporters will cheer you on. You’ll be greeted by local entertainment and some of the best artisan foods in Sonoma County. The ride will end with an awards ceremony with local vendors providing wine, food and music. Hundreds of community partners and supporters will be there celebrate with you.
The UHCCF – UHCCF was founded in 1999. Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded more than 10,000 grants valued at over $29M to children and their families across the United States. UHCCF’s funding is provided by contributions from individuals, corporations and UnitedHealth Group employees. The Foundation embraces and supports the concept of facilitating access to health-related services that have the potential to significantly enhance either the clinical condition or the quality of life of the child and that are not fully covered by the available commercial health insurance plan. The Foundation provides financial assistance toward the family’s share of the cost of medical services.
The Charity – The United Healthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their family’s commercial health insurance plan. Families can receive up to $5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), and do not need to have insurance through United Health Care to be eligible.