CalViva Health to Sponsor Valley Bike Ride to Raise Funds Proceeds go to local community organizations

Oct 06, 2014 No Comments by

FRESNO, CA, [October 6, 2014]: CalViva Health, the local health plan serving Fresno, Kings, and Madera Counties, is sponsoring a bike ride from Madera to Fresno to Hanford, visiting CalViva Health Community Centers along the way. Co-sponsors include Local Health Plans of California, the Cota Cole LLP, Health Net of California, and individual supporters. The money raised will be given to Children’s Health Initiative, a locally funded program to expand health coverage to populations of children that might not have access to it otherwise, and to Susan G. Komen® Central Valley, dedicated to education and advocacy to cure breast cancer.

A team of volunteer cyclists, led by avid cyclist Greg Hund, will ride through the CalViva Health service area beginning at 9:00 am on Friday, October 10, 2014. The cyclists will start from the CalViva Health Community Office in Madera at 8:00 am and bike south to arrive at The Community Center in Fresno at approximately 11:00 am. After a short layover there, the team will continue their ride to finish at the Community Office in Hanford at approximately 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm.

“CalViva Health serves more than 269,000 members living in Fresno, Kings, and Madera Counties,” said Greg Hund, CEO of CalViva Health. “CHI shares our passion to help the underserved in Fresno. And, as this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to help Komen Central Valley in their fight against breast cancer in the valley.”

“We thank CalViva Health for this generous donation,” said Norma Forbes, Executive Director of Fresno County Health Communities Access Partners. The funds will help our twelve health

care and community organizations improve access to health care for medically underserved communities in Fresno and the San Joaquin Valley.”

“We’re pleased to be named as a beneficiary of this year’s CalViva Health Bike Ride,” said Sharon Johnson, Executive Director of Susan G. Komen® Central Valley. “We share a dedication to improve the lives of the people we serve.”

CalViva Health—Cycling for the Children

The public is encouraged to drop by and cheer the riders and their supporters. The cyclists will start in Madera and ride the length of CalViva Health’s service area through Fresno County and ending in Kings County.

Friday, October 10, 2014

8:00 AM 11:00 AM 2:00 PM

Madera County Community Center —525 East Yosemite, Madera, CA 93637 Fresno County Community Center—1315 Van Ness Avenue, Fresno, CA 93721 Kings County Community Center— 315 West Lacey, Hanford, CA 93230

About CalViva Health

CalViva Health is a local health plan serving residents in Fresno, Kings, and Madera counties. CalViva Health operates under the Medi-Cal Managed Care Program. It is governed by the Fresno-Kings-Madera Regional Health Authority. CalViva Health receives local advice from enrolled members, local health care providers and professionals. A 17-member commission oversees the regional health plan. For more information, please visit

About The Children’s Health Initiative–Fresno County

The purpose of CHI-FC is to find and cover uninsured kids and families, remove barriers that

keep eligible children uninsured, increase access while reducing costs and improve children’s

health and well-being. CHI-FC is committed to connecting every Fresno County child and family to the health care they need. The CHI-FC is a coalition of 17 community and county organizations who have worked together since 2005 to ensure that all children and their families living in Fresno County have access to health services.

About the Central Valley Affiliate of Susan G. Komen®

Since its inception in 1999, over $3 million has been invested in community-based programs for education, screening and treatment. Nearly $1 million has supported the Susan G. Komen National Grant Program for breast cancer research. Dedicated to saving lives and ending breast cancer, the local affiliate hosts the Komen Central Valley Race for the Cure.


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