The race to charity

Jun 01, 2014, 06:52 IST | A Correspondent

Endurance cyclist Sumit Patil, who will join physically-challenged athletes in a cyclothon today, hopes to soon raise money for those suffering from loco-motor disability

Sumit Patil, a 29-year-old endurance cyclist, has taken it upon himself to raise funds for people suffering from loco-motor disability (those who face trouble while walking or moving their body in an effective way).

Sumit Patil is only the third Indian to qualify for RAAM
Sumit Patil is only the third Indian to qualify for RAAM

Today, he, along with 250 cyclists (some of who have been fitted with Jaipur Foot), is participating in Cause Cyclothon, which will be held from 7 am to 9.30 am from Worli to Nariman Point.

Sandeep Shah, president of Rotary Club Mumbai, who is organising Cause Cyclothon, said, “The main aim is to help people in need. We urge everyone to donate for our cause.”

Apart from this, Patil will also participate in Race Across America (RAAM), a high-endurance cycling race covering 12 states and 88 countries in the US from June 10 to June 21, this year. The cost of one Jaipur foot is Rs 3,000.

By covering the 3,000-mile distance in RAAM, he aims to raise money for 3,000 people with loco-motor disability.

If you want to contribute for people suffering from loco-motor disability, call Pankaj Tanna on +919820229309

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