From time to time I have been fortunate to meet wonderful people who are making a difference in this world. Harry Pottash is the latest such wonderful person. He told me he was going to be part of Bike Zambia and I was intrigued and wanted to know more.
First a little background. Originally inhabited by Khoisan peoples, Zambia later became a British colony and since 1964 has been an independent nation. Zambia is one of Africa's poorest countries and has one of the highest rates of HIV/AIDS infection with more than 1 in 7 adults living with HIV/AIDS and one in six children are orphans. One of the greatest ways to change things in Zambia (or anywhere) is through education and awareness and Bike Zambia is not just a fundraising activity, but also a powerful awareness tool that riders say is also a personally life-changing experience for each of them.
Last June 34 cyclists raised over $150,000 which provided contributions to four different beneficiary organizations. In just a few days they will be doing it once again and Harry Pottash will be among them. It's too late for you to head around the world and join up with them (think about that though for next year), but it is certainly not to late to sponsor Harry in his efforts! Click HERE to donate or to just find out more.
As I write this, Harry has raised $5,126 of his $7,000 goal. So close! I know we can all get behind him and make this happen!