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2018 California Coast Classic Bike Tour Raises Over $1 Million for the Arthritis Foundation

As riders of the 2018 California Coast Classic (CCC) Bike Tour made their way into camp on the sandy beachside grounds of Ventura, they were tired, sweaty yet full of energy and smiles. The sounds of cowbells and applause greeted each rider, and soon enough the announcement would come loud and clear from Shannon Marang Cox, CCC Director, and Erin Matthews, CCC Manager. Earlier that morning, the 2018 tour hit the milestone of all milestones – $1 million dollars raised!

This year, 180 participants began their journey from San Francisco’s Pier 39 on Saturday, September 22, along with over 50 volunteers and staff manning tour rest stops along the way. Riders cycled at their own pace and made their way down the coast of California’s famous Highway 1, stopping overnight in Santa Cruz, Monterey, Big Sur, Cambria, Oceano, Buellton, Ventura and eventually crossing the finish line in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 29.

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california coast classic 2018

Cycling the California Coast for A Cure!

On Saturday, September 22, 2018, the Arthritis Foundation’s 18th Annual California Coast Classic Bike Tour (CCC) began their journey from San Francisco’s Pier 39. About 180 riders embarked on an 8-day, fully supported tour down the coast of California’s famous Highway 1, with stops along the way in Santa Cruz, Monterey, Big Sur, Cambria, Oceano, Buellton, Ventura and crossing the finish line in Los Angeles.

Today, Tuesday, September 25, CCC riders will be cycling 72.8-miles and making their way from Big Sur to Cambria. They will ride through Big Sur’s pine-scented forests and see jaw-dropping coastal sights all the way past Hearst Castle, over the Twin Sisters, and into Cambria.

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St. John and Arthritis Foundation- Fashion Fights Arthritis

St. John – AF’s Accomplice of Accomplishment

For over 40 years, St. John has been one the most distinguished fashion houses in the US, producing elegantly fashionable knitwear. Known as the “accomplice to accomplishment”, St. John also became a Champion of Yes when they presented their Resort 2016 Collection to benefit Fashion Fights Arthritis at the Fairmont San Francisco. The event raised over $240,000 for the Arthritis Foundation—with $78,000 of those funds coming from a live auction as well as the Key to the Cure paddle raise.

Fashion Fights Arthritis is a luncheon event, live auction and runway show supporting the Arthritis Foundation its goal to help people battling arthritis to live their lives to the fullest. The Bay Area Arthritis Auxiliary has successfully presented this event since 1999.

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