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Logroño, 20 April 2015.- 380 cyclists participated yesterday in Coloma Carlos III Solidarity March with Cooperates ONGD. From Coopera ONGD we thank all cyclists registered in the march for their participation because thanks to their registration we will be able to carry out this project that gives assistance and support to girls who have been or are being victims of rape and sexual assault in South Kivu. We reiterate our thanks to each of the volunteers who have helped us in the organization; to Riojafoto, to the sponsors, collaborators and of course Carlos Coloma and all his team.
La Rioja mountain bike rider Carlos Coloma, Olympic diploma in London 2012 and awarded as the best athlete from La Rioja in 2015 and the NGO from Rioja Coopera are the promoters of this solidarity initiative that in its third edition has established itself as one of the sports events of the year for mountain bike fans in La Rioja, Basque Country and other towns close to our Community, as well as for other champions like Catriel Soto, the Argentine champion in Cross Country, gold medal in this specialty in 2014, who yesterday also wanted to join us in this test. Catriel soto and Carlos Coloma, a couple of champions, but above all close friends with whom he cooperates and 380 cyclists share pedals in a sports and solidarity day. 380 cyclists participated in one of the two routes (of 30 Y 70 kms, medium and medium-high difficulty) prepared by Coloma himself between the trails where he performs his professional training. For the families who were waiting for them at the Palacio de los Deportes, a children's gymkana was organized on a bicycle with fun tests on a circuit created by the Bike Club Coloma. also, se instaló una carpa donde se podía visitar la última exposición de Coopera llamada 'Entra en mi Escuela'. The event ended with the awarding of the charity raffleFUNDS FOR THE CONGO PROJECT
From Coopera ONGD we thank all cyclists registered in the march for their participation because thanks to their registration we will be able to carry out this project that gives assistance and support to girls who have been or are being victims of rape and sexual assault in South Kivu. Doctor Denis Mukewe has also been involved in this project, who recently received the Award S & aacute; the United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights and Jarov, that collaborates with its PANZI foundation performing the surgical interventions that these girls need to save their lives or ‘rebuild’ as far as possible their little bodies.
And it is that in the last months the violations between small of between 2 Y 10 years have increased alarmingly. Sad is the cause: and it is that it has spread the rumor among the rebel and armed groups that roam freely in the area, that these girls' blood 'cures AIDS or makes them invisible to bullets'. Our project cares for these girls who need urgent operations and medical attention. Coopera has already taken over more than 24 girls, giving medical assistance and subsequent psychological assistance to her or her family. The vast majority of cases are not reported and do not go to hospital. Rape victims have very serious and serious consequences on their health, f both RIVER music and mental.

We also reiterate our thanks to each and every one of the volunteers who have helped us in taking care of the organization and especially to those who spent the morning at the aid stations.; to Riojafoto for the work of its partner-volunteers who, for the whole day, They took photographs of the march in order to donate them to Coopera for their solidarity sale. To the sponsors, collaborators and other entities that helped us with the dissemination of the test; and of course Carlos Coloma and all his team.

This test has been possible thanks to the sponsorship or collaboration of: Municipality of Alberite, Municipality of Albelda, Government of La Rioja, Rioja Sports Foundation, Clavijo Town Hall, Arandinos Estate, Green areas, Scale, Ferrer, Riojana Cycling Federation, Balcon de Mateo, Retrocycle.

¡Until next year!

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