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Cyclist completes 4,000 miles in 40 days to raise awareness, resources to improve lives of Haiti's children

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Newspaper Article
Publication Date:
Sep 2006
Miami, FL
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Blacks, Haiti, Children, Miami (Florida), Fund raising, Foundations, Bicycling, Johnson, Jesse
MIAMI - Haiti Kids Foundation Chairman Jesse Johnson cycled into Toussaint L'ouverture Elementary School in Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood last month, ending his 4,000-mile in 40 days cross country "Bike for Haiti Kids" trip. "My hope all along was that people will be inspired by this ride to learn more about the children of Haiti, and get involved in making life changing improvements in their lives," said Johnson. "Even if people contribute only a few dollars, that money will make a difference to a child in need."