dZi Foundation

The dZi Foundation partners with underserved communities in remote regions of the Himalaya to build sustainable locally-driven programs that improve quality of life through advancing education and health while reducing poverty.

With success at Trois Etapes Tour 2013 the dZi Foundation will look to again take victory at Trois Etapes Giro 2014.

The team line up for DZi Foundation will be announced over the coming weeks.

www.dzifoundation.org

Kids Company

Kids Company’s services reach over 36,000 children and young people every year and we provide intensive support for over 18,000 in London and Bristol. These include the most deprived and at risk whose parents are unable to care for them due to their own practical and emotional challenges. For many, the roles of adult and child are reversed and, despite profound love, both struggle to survive.

Kids Company provides a safe, caring, family environment where support is tailored to the needs of each individual. Our services and support empower children who have experienced enormous challenges to lead positive and fulfilling lives. Despite great difficulties, the children we work with are hugely courageous and embrace the support we offer.

The team line up for Kids Company will be announced over the coming weeks.

www.kidsco.org.uk

 

NOMAN is an Island: Race to End HPV

Tristan Almada started the NOMAN campaign with his sisters Justine and Camille and the overwhelming support of their inaugural participants, to increase awareness about the Human Papillomavirus and its connection to men, while creating a unique endurance experience designed to represent the struggle and isolation that many cancer patients feel – especially those that carry an extremely challenging stigma.

Caring for his mother Paulette Isabel Crowther, Justine and Camille saw how the emotional anxiety of a cancer diagnosis can sometimes be more challenging than the side effects of physical treatment. Relying on each other for mutual support along our journey, they worked as a unit to provide Paulette with constant care to help her navigate the difficult diagnosis of Stage IV HPV-related anal cancer. When she passed away in 2010, they were devastated, but Paulette’s incredible spirit spurred them on to understand how they could help prevent HPV from ending someone’s life prematurely again.

The more they discovered, the more shocked they became:

  • 80% of people are exposed to HPV at some point in their life.
  • HPV causes 5% of cancer cases. Cancers caused by HPV are increasing, not decreasing.
  • Only one new drug to treat any HPV-related cancer has been approved in the past 15 years.
  • Two approved vaccines, however, do exist. They both protect against the most common cancercausing HPVs.
  • HPV causes cancer in both men and women. In 10 years’ time more men than women will suffer from HPV-related cancers in developed countries.
  • In almost all countries, boys are not provided universal access to HPV vaccines.

To achieve their finish-line goal of beating HPV-related cancer, all must work together across genders, populations, and institutions. NOMAN illustrates that no-one can fight HPV-related cancers alone, certainly not by targeting one gender in isolation when both genders are affected by HPV. A gender-neutral virus requires a gender-neutral vaccine.
NOMAN is more than a race, it is a call to action.

The team line up for NOMAN will be announced over the coming weeks.

www.nomancampaign.org

World Bicycle Relief

World Bicycle Relief have returned to the Trois Etapes for the third consecutive year. With the incredible fundraising efforts from 2012 and 2013 and the parity between the ethos of the Trios Etapes and charitable work undertaken by the organisation, it was a logical step to continue the momentum for another year.

World Bicycle Relief was founded in 2005 by F.K. Day and Leah Missbach Day in response to the Indian Ocean Tsunami. By partnering with aid organizations in Sri Lanka they distributed over 24,000 bicycles, empowering survivors. Today, they have assembly facilities in six African countries and bikes on the ground in 13 countries across Africa and Southeast Asia.

World Bicycle Relief provide bikes that help people prosper

World Bicycle Relief is transforming individuals’ lives, along with those of their communities through the Power of Bicycles; they envision a world where distance no longer prevents access to healthcare, education and economic opportunity.

Sustainable development

They provide specially-designed, locally assembled bicycles to entrepreneurs, healthcare workers and students across rural Africa through sustainable work-to-own and study-to-own programs. They also train field mechanics to ensure access to maintenance and spare parts.

Social enterprise

To meet the growing demand for high-quality bicycles in the developing world, World Bicycle Relief’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Buffalo Bicycle Ltd sells bikes directly to non-governmental organizations, corporations and individuals in need of affordable, sustainable transportation.

The team line up for World Bicycle Relief will be announced over the coming weeks.

www.worldbicyclerelief.org