AMD In Tandem With Lance Armstrong Brings Cancer Awareness, Rider Education To Youth
AUSTIN, TX --
AMD has teamed with the Lance Armstrong Foundation to promote cancer awareness and rider safety among students in grades 3-7 in our community.
AMD is sponsoring the Kids C.A.R.E. (Cancer Awareness and Rider Education) Ride, a one-mile jaunt around Auditorium Shores with Lance Armstrong and AMD Group Vice President Dirk Meyer leading hundreds of children. The ride, scheduled for 8:30 AM, Saturday, April 13, 2002, is the culmination of an education program launched in January to address issues important to Lance Armstrong. Elementary school physical education teachers followed a three-part curricula that exposed youngsters to information about cancer, as well as teaching them bicycle safety and theft prevention. Students who participated in the curriculum or who complete a journal with learning assignments are eligible to register to ride with Lance.
“We wanted something fun and educational for kids to be involved with during Ride for the Roses Weekend, and we’re thrilled that AMD has partnered with us to develop this special program,” said Lance Armstrong.
“Lance Armstrong is an ideal role model, not only for children, but for us all,” said Dirk Meyer, AMD vice president, Computation Products Group. “He personifies the characteristics of strength, passion and determination
that AMD holds as its brand attributes. It was those qualities that allowed him to be victorious over cancer and to go on and win three, consecutive, character-testing Tours de France. AMD is honored to be a part of Lance’s team for the Ride for the Roses weekend.”
In addition to sponsoring the AMD Kids C.A.R.E. Ride, AMD will display various uses of its technology at the Ride for the Roses Health and Sports Expo in the Austin Music Hall on April 12 and 13. AMD volunteers will also provide a water stop for riders during the 100-mile Ride for the Roses on April 14. In addition, AMD is a sponsor of the Live to Ride Gala and has donated an AMD Athlon™ processor powered computer for the silent auction during the gala on April 13.
AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD, a Fortune 500 and Standard & Poor’s 500 company, produces microprocessors, flash
memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had revenues of $3.9 billion in 2001. (NYSE: AMD).
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