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For Immediate Release: 4/14/2014
May 3 Bicycle Ride to Benefit Tree House Child Assessment Center

Join cyclists of all ages and abilities at the second annual Tour de Cookie, a 12- or 40-mile bicycle ride on Saturday, May 3 to benefit the Tree House Child Assessment Center. A public-private partnership, the Tree House Child Assessment Center is dedicated to reducing trauma and promoting healing for child victims of physical and sexual abuse, and neglect.

The ride begins at 9 a.m. at the Universities of Shady Grove in Rockville. Participants will ride between cookie stands hosted by local clubs and organizations and collect and enjoy cookies and other sweet treats along the way. Riders will receive a collectible long sleeve t-shirt and a custom medal. Awards will go to the best cookie stand.

In addition to the ride, a community expo will be held with exhibits and activities for children and families. There will be food for purchase and a raffle with prizes including autographed Washington Nationals memorabilia and gift cards from local businesses.

The Tour de Cookie is hosted by the Universities at Shady Grove. Sponsors of the ride are Rockville Nursery School and Kindergarten, L-3 Communications, Sports Authority, General Dynamics and The Raytheon Company, with special thanks to the City of Rockville’s Bike Advisory Committee. Videotaping of the event will be provided by the Green Buzz Agency.

For more information or to register, go to . For more information about The Tree House Child Advocacy Center, go to


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Release ID: 14-156
Media Contact: Mary Anderson 240-777-6534

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