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May 2017

Team David’s Salon races for FPUA

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Remember, last February, Team David’s Salon participated in the Tigasin Ronda Norte, a 600 km bike course from Manila-Pasig to Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte. Upon completion the team received Php 100,000 which they chose to donate to the France-Philippines United Action Foundation.

This course was actually just a warm-up for the team who is about to compete in the biggest challenge of their life. 3000 miles, 12 states, four rivers, three major mountains ranges, is what Team David’s Salon will be cycling through in taking part of Race Across America (RAAM). The race will start in Oceanside, California on June 17. The team has 9 days to reach the finish line in Annapolis, Maryland.

Impossible, you think? Nothing is for this first mixed relay team to represent Southeast Asia and the Philippines in the world’s toughest and longest time trial race. Team David’s Salon, is comprised of two males and two female cyclists: Guillaume D’Aboville, a Frenchman living in the Philippines for more than three decades, Colin and Carmela Pearson, a Filipino-British couple, and Vanessa Bandoy Hans, a young French-Filipina. They are strongly supported by David’s Salon, Inc., Fuji Haya Electric, and LS Korea.

 

More than just a test of strength, endurance, and team dynamics, team David’s Salon want to raise both awareness and funds for a cause. They chose to support France-Philippines United Action Foundation and our projects to help typhoon Haiyan’s victims. Even though it has been almost four years since its landfall, many are still living in extremely precarious conditions. Currently, FPUA is focused on building its third rehabilitation village in Bogo City, Northern Cebu which will benefit 46 families. The Foundation is committed to continue its mission to build resilient communities and provide safe, decent living for all. In line with this, FPUA also developed Health and Child Welfare programs for the communities.

 

We are so excited to follow them on their bikes! Stay tuned for more updates! Don’t forget to check our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/frenchunitedaction/?fref=ts

Follow Team David’s Salon on their website, click  https://raceacrossamerica2017ph.wordpress.com/home/  or on their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/raam2017tds/?fref=ts

To support the team and the Foundation you may contact us through email at:

elodie.turpin0@ccifrance-philippines.org