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Partners Join in Ride4Rehab Cycling Event to Raise Awareness of Adaptive Sports

WHAT: Rehabilitation Services from Atrium Health and Atrium Health Navicent are joining together for a bike ride from Charlotte, N.C. to Macon, Ga. to raise awareness of adaptive sports programs, with future plans to create an adaptive cycling program at Rehabilitation Hospital, Atrium Health Navicent.

The cyclists will depart from Atrium Health's Carolinas Rehabilitation on Monday, October 28, cycling throughout the night to arrive in at Rehabilitation Hospital, Atrium Health Navicent in Macon on October 29.

Ride4Rehab is the first step in a joint effort by the combined health systems to collaborate for the benefit of rehabilitation patients in central Georgia.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 29, 2019

10:00 a.m. EST

WHERE: Rehabilitation Hospital, Atrium Health Navicent

3351 Northside Drive

Macon, GA 31201

WHY: "Ride4Rehab is truly about celebrating integration of two teams coming together for our communities. It is our vision that this starts the networking and foundation for Rehabilitation Hospital, Atrium Health Navicent to develop and support an adaptive sports program. Our teammates in Charlotte have an amazing Olympic-level program and we are honored they are sharing their plans and talent with us. Ride4Rehab is a way for us to bring awareness and lay the groundwork to develop a program under our Charlotte teammates' guidance for the people of central Georgia," said Gina Tipton, Chief Administrative Officer of Rehabilitation Hospital, Atrium Health Navicent.

VISUALS: Photo and video opportunities include:

· Arrival of Ride4Rehab cyclists following 270-mile, 18-hour ride from Charlotte, N.C.

· Interview opportunities with cyclists and rehabilitation leaders from Atrium Health Navicent and Atrium Health