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Celestial Seasonings® B Strong Ride Donates Proceeds From 6th Annual Cycling Fundraiser

Sunday, February 12th 2017 @ 7:49 PM

BOULDER, Colo. -- B Strong Ride cycling event has donated $115,000 to the Boulder Community Health Center for Integrative Care and $30,000 each to the George Karl Foundation and the Chauncey Billups Elite Basketball Academy. The donations were made February 7, 2017 during a special event at Celestial Seasonings, Inc., title sponsor of B Strong Ride. The funds were raised in August 2016 at the 6th Annual B Strong Ride through corporate sponsorship, rider registration fees and contributions in support of individual riders. 

"It is a great honor for Celestial Seasonings to contribute to outstanding organizations whose work aligns with our enduring mission to help people live healthier and happier lives," said David Ziegert, Celestial Seasonings General Manager and presenter of the check for $115,000 from B Strong Ride to Boulder Community Health Center for Integrative Care. "We value playing an active role in our community, and we're proud to be the title sponsor of B Strong Ride again this year. Through our continued support of B Strong, we're gratified to be supporting Boulder-area families affected by cancer." 

The Boulder Community Health Center for Integrative Care provides a wide range of services to cancer patients including acupuncture, manual lymph drainage, massage therapy and reflexology, Reiki and Healing Touch Massage, and wellness and integrative care consultation. These services improve clinical outcomes by enhancing wound healing, shortening hospital stays, and reducing pain medication needs, as well as lowering patient stress and anxiety. 

"With these funds we are able to support cancer patients by decreasing their pain and anxiety… helping them to achieve greater mindfulness and calmness through healing therapies, including massage, acupuncture and reiki," said Grant Besser, President of the Boulder Community Health Foundation.  "The donation from B Strong ride provides 100% of the funding the Foundation provides to support patients at the Center for Integrative Care."

B Strong Ride's donations of $30,000 to the George Karl Foundation and the Chauncey Billups Elite Basketball Academy were presented by Stephen Tebo of Tebo Properties and Scott Crouch, Owner of Flatiron Subaru – both sponsors of B Strong Ride. "I've been down this road twice," said former NBA head coach George Karl, a two-time cancer survivor who accepted the check on behalf of George Karl Foundation. "I can tell you the services we support through our partner organizations make a great difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families."

The 2017 Celestial Seasonings B Strong Ride presented by Subaru is scheduled for Saturday, August 12, 2017. For more information about B Strong, visit bstrongride.com or email info@bstrongride.com.

In addition to Celestial Seasonings®, Mike Shaw Subaru and Flatirons Subaru, B Strong Ride is also supported by a number of local and national sponsors, including:

Platinum Sponsors:
The Caruso Foundation, Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers, Tebo Properties

Additional Sponsors:
Dream Finders Homes, Mateo, MBS Capital Markets, Oracle Data Cloud, Oskar Blues, Pantheryx, Ted's Montana Grill

Altitude, Auto Trader, Bicycle Village, Comcast, Daily Camera, KBCO Radio, KOA Rush Bowls, Spectranetics, Stadium Medical, Sterling Rice Group, Subaru, Vasu Skin Solutions, Zayo

Crestone Capital Advisors, Pandora, Panera Bread, Security Service Federal Credit Union, Zoll

Several Hain Celestial brands also provide support, including
Dream™, Empire® Kosher, The Greek Gods®, MaraNatha®, Plainville Farms®, Rudi's Organic Bakery®, Sensible Portions® and Spectrum Essentials®

Bicycle repair service during the ride is provided by five local bicycle shops:
Bicycle Village, Boulder Cycle Sport, LTD Cycleworx, Wheat Ridge Cyclery, Cenna's Custom Cycles

Celestial Seasonings, Inc.
For nearly 50 years, Celestial Seasonings, Inc. (a subsidiary of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., Nasdaq: HAIN) has created delicious specialty teas that add magic to every moment. The brand currently offers more than 90 flavorful varieties of herbal, green, black, wellness, rooibos and chai teas. Each blend is expertly crafted by our Blendmaster from the finest herbs, teas, spices and botanicals and is presented in packaging adorned with beautiful artwork and inspiring quotes. From calming and relaxing to refreshing and rejuvenating to everyday wellness support, there's a Celestial Seasonings® product for all the moods and moments of your day. For more information, visit celestialseasonings.com

SOURCE Celestial Seasonings, Inc.

IMAGE CAPTION: Grant Besser President of Boulder Community Health Foundation (far right) accepts a check from B Strong Ride for $115,000 to fund patient care at the Center for Integrative Care presented by Celestial Seasonings General Manager David Ziegert (Center) and the Boulder Cancer Fighters Board of Directors.


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