7 Hills of Kirkland Registration OPENS EARLY FOR 2012

Just in time for last minute holiday giving, you can give the gift of health to a loved one and to the community with a registration for the 2012 Seven Hills of Kirkland, Cycling to End Homelessness Event. Evergreen Healthcare has agreed to support 2012 7 Hills of Kirkland as the new Presenting Sponsor for $10,000.  Bob Malte, Evergreen’s CEO said, “We are delighted to engage in this Kirkland-based volunteer-run event to help end homelessness and create safe and healthy communities. This will be a wonderful opportunity to showcase Evergreen Healthcare’s Orthopedic Service Line and we look forward to working with KITH as we plan training seminars for cyclists in preparation for this event.”

Kirkland Kiwanis have stepped up as a Platinum $5000 sponsor, and have several volunteers in leadership roles on the committee. The annual ride will start and end at Kirkland Marina Park on Memorial Day, May 28, 2012.

The 7 Hills of Kirkland is one of the Northwest’s premier cycling events.  Since 1996, this major fundraiser attracts riders from all over the Seattle Metro area and greater Eastside, and as far away as France and the UK. Renowned for its scenic and hilly routes, delicious food, great support, plus a bagpiper, the 7 Hills of Kirkland is a challenge not to be missed.

Registration fees range from $30 to $60. All proceeds benefit KITH’s programs to prevent homelessness on the Greater Eastside. Businesses and other local non-profits support KITH and the 7 Hills of Kirkland event by sponsoring the event at a variety of levels.   A Village of Booth Sponsors at Marina Park on Memorial Day makes the event festive and informative for participants and friends who meet them at the finish line. Volunteers assist in many ways, from serving on the event committee which meets monthly, to serving strawberry shortcake at the end of the ride, to driving Road Assistance Team Support (RATS) vehicles.

To register yourself or a loved one or to learn more about the event, visit www.7hillskirkland.org.