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Annual Cause Warrior Ride Kicks Off July 20 at Presidio in San Francisco


Contact: Theresa Rudacille
Tel: (571) 465-6048

Fairfax, VA (July 14, 2014) – On Sunday, July 20, 2014, two Vietnam veterans and their spouses will begin a 70-day, 3,500 mile journey across the US to raise awareness for America’s latest generation of wounded warriors.

Cause, a non-profit dedicated to providing wounded warriors innovative programs designed to aid in the reduction of stress and pain suffered during combat, is partnering with members of the West Point Class of 1969 on a journey across America. U.S. Army Veteran Tom Ramos and his wife Rose anchor the Team. They will be joined by fellow classmates and veterans Phil Clarke, Tom Smith, John McBeth and his wife Nell,. The team will stop in over 70 cities and towns along the way to raise support and awareness for Cause programs. The Team plans to arrive at West Point, New York on Sunday October 5 to coincide with the Class of 1969’s 45thReunion Week.

The annual Cause Warrior Ride is a unique opportunity for communities across our nation to show visible support for veterans and their families, raising awareness for the ongoing challenges this current generation of Veterans face. “Things are a lot different for today’s veterans than they were when we returned from Vietnam,” says Team Leader Tom Ramos. “Still, warriors face on ongoing challenges and long-term recovery. We want this generation to know that our generation stands right alongside them.” Cause is calling on fellow Veterans and everyday citizens to ride with the Warrior Ride Team to show they are “here for those who are there for us”®. Individuals and teams can sign-up to ride along or find ways to help by visiting the Cause website ( or by e-mailing Theresa Rudacille, Development Coordinator, at

“It takes a lot of people to pull off an event of this magnitude” says Chris Freeman, one of Cause’s Marketing and Development Coordinators. “We owe a lot to our sponsors, such as Belvoir Federal Credit Union, who have donated money to the ride. We also have organizations that have donated equipment, like SPOTtracker, who gave us two GPS tracking units for our riders. ProdecoTech also donated an electric bike, which will let one of our wounded soldiers join the ride.”

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