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Pedaling Toward Hope

For the fourth year in a row, I put on my biking shoes and pedaled from Miami to Key West Florida. The beautiful weather and sandy beaches will not deter or distract me from reaching my goal.

SMART Ride 8, a FedEx sponsored event, is a two-day 165 mile South Florida bike ride that increases awareness, fights prejudice and improves education about HIV/AIDS. All pledges or 100 percent raised by participants support AIDS direct service organizations such as Broward House, Inc., Metropolitan Charities, Inc., Center for Positive Connections, AIDS Help, Miracle of Love and Comprehensive AIDS Program of Palm Beach County, Inc. The SMART Ride has raised more than three million U.S. dollars over eight years. This year, the SMART Ride rose over $675,724, representing a 40 percent increase over 2010.

Pride by the Riverside

This year, I had the opportunity to volunteer at the 2011 Mid-South Pride Festival and Parade, an annual, multicultural and educational event in Memphis that highlights the continued need for better understanding, respect and fairness for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) people and their allies. FedEx was one of several organizations having a presence including many corporations, multi-faith places of worship, and non-profits. Supportive organizations of the event included the National Civil Rights Museum and Downtown Memphis Commission. We proudly promoted FedEx as an employer of choice and the Safe Kids Walk This Way program, which teaches safe behaviors to motorists and child pedestrians that help create safer communities.

Diverse Appeal: Legally blind overcome obstacles, the vital signs of south Florida, and women in transportation leadership

In the latest edition of Diverse Appeal Magazine, read about how a legally blind FedEx team member overcame obstacles to success, the vital signs of the ever changing south Florida community, and women in transportation leadership. (And much more!)