CE Cyclists to Descend upon CEDIA, Raise Cancer Research Money
A group of cyclists in the consumer electronics industry going by the moniker CE Express plan to bike 2,200 miles from Augusta, Maine to this year’s CEDIA show in Denver, Colo. In doing so, they hope to raise $1 million for cancer research. Ken Smith, president of Custom Electronics and vice-president of CEDIA, will lead the charge, with sponsored bikers joining the tour as it goes along.
The expedition, which begins August 19 and ends with a celebration at CEDIA September 10, is sponsored by Niles Audio Corporation and Speakercraft, who are contributing executives as well as dollars. Niles Audio President Frank Sterns and Speakercraft President Jeremy Burkhart will each personally put in some mileage.
Smith, who raised $22,000 on his own cycling from Maine to Indiana last year, says, “I have been touched personally by this disease on many levels – This ride gives me and many others in our industry an opportunity to do our part in fighting cancer, one mile at a time.” To make a donation, which will go to the Lance Armstrong Foundation and the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care in Maine, or for more information, visit www.weallknowsomeone.org
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