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7 Year Old Rides for Haiti, Raises $109,000

7 year old rides for haiti raises 109000   7 Year Old Rides for Haiti, Raises $109,000

Charlie Simpson saw some sad images of the Haiti earthquake and knew he had to do something. What many might not know, Charlie Simpson is 7 years old, and what he did next many people young or old have never done. Charlie organized a sponsored bike-a-thon around his park in London, UK. Charlie wanted to raise at least $800 USD, but since he started the UNICEF made a donation of $109,000 USD. Not only has Charlie help make a huge donation, he now holds the record for most funds raised in a single day. Charlie rode 5 miles, which consisted of him riding around South Park in Fulham with his father and a friend, and at 1.5 miles, Charlie was tired, but kept going for Haiti. Great job Charlie, you are a inspiration to all of us.

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Lance Armstrong Donates $250,000 to Haiti

lance armstrong donates 250 000 to haiti   Lance Armstrong Donates $250,000 to Haiti

In the aftermath of the 7.0 earthquake that struck the island of Haiti, seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has donated $250,000 today for victims of the quake. He also urges others to come forward and support the victims. “Over the years with political turmoil, poverty and now the earthquake it’s devastating,” Armstrong said to reporters. “On behalf of Livestrong (Armstrong’s cancer charity) we’ll be donating $250,000 to several organizations that are doing a lot of work down there, one of which is the Clinton Foundation,” he adds. “This is really when the global community has to step up and recognize that we’re very fortunate and sometimes we have to reach out.”

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