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Press Release: JFC Announces 2015 Rings of Strength Tour

Feb 18, 2015 10:46 AM   By JFC
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Press Release: The 2015 edition of the Jewelers for Children (JFC) Rings of Strength Tour will be held for Thursday, May 28, 2015 in Las Vegas.  This will be the third installment of the popular event.  Starting time will be at 5:30 a.m. outside of the tour bus entrance at the Mandalay Bay Resort Casino.  Participants will be able to choose between a 5K walk or run, a 50K challenging bike ride in the foothills of Red Rock Canyon and, new for 2015, a shorter, easier 15K bike route.

The previous two events have included hundreds of participants and have generated over $100,000 to benefit children in need. 

The event is structured so that participants can complete the course and have sufficient time to prepare for a day of work at the Las Vegas events. 

“We received a number of requests from bikers who were looking for a shorter, less challenging route that they could complete and still put in a full day of work,” said Rebecca Foerster, the executive vice president of strategic planning and marketing at Leo Schachter Diamonds and a JFC board member.  "The event has a real sense of camaraderie and provides an outlet for folks who have a hectic day during a busy week.”

Participants can visit to sign up.  During sign-up, you create your own unique fundraising page with a unique URL, which can be sent to friends and acquaintances to encourage them to sponsor your participation.  Bikers can bring their own cycles or rent one.  McGhies Ski Bike & Board will once again provide rental options and participants can reserve one during the sign-up process.  All funds raised will benefit the JFC charity partners.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available.  Full details are available at, or by contacting JFC.  Sign up on your own, grab a friend or even organize a team from your company to participate!

Jewelers for Children was founded in 1999 by the U.S. jewelry industry with the mission of helping children in need. Since its inception, JFC has donated more than $45 million to programs benefiting children whose lives have been affected by illness, abuse or neglect through our charity partners St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Make-A-Wish® America and the National CASA Association.  JFC also provides support to Make-A-Wish® International and the Santa-America Fund.  This nationwide success is due to the continuing generosity of jewelry trade organizations, jewelry and watch manufacturing companies, jewelry retail stores, individual jewelry professionals and jewelry consumers.

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