Verde PR & Consulting to Represent the 2013 Arthritis Foundation California Coast Classic

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Durango, Colo. (July 25, 2013) - Verde PR & Consulting, a leading provider of integrated brand communications strategies, announces a partnership with the 2013 Arthritis Foundation California Coast Classic Bike Tour presented by Amgen. As the communications partner for the 13th annual event, Verde is tagged the tasks of building brand awareness through media relations in both endemic and broad market media.

Arthritis is the most common cause of disability for people in the United States affecting more than 50 million people, including 300,000 children. For the past 12 years, the Arthritis Foundation California Coast Classic has raised millions of dollars to support arthritis advocacy, research and to help improve the quality of life of those living with arthritis. This year’s event will host more than 300 cyclists and supporters who will ride 525 miles over eight days down the scenic California coast from San Francisco to Santa Monica.

Verde’s work will focus on a traditional communications strategy to cast a wider net to a broad market demographic. This introduction will also include endemic media relations and digital consultation.

Teri Lim, Chief Marketing Officer for the Arthritis Foundation, Pacific Region, said, “Verde’s experience in publicizing cycling events and their enthusiasm for the California Coast Classic Bike Tour and the Arthritis Foundation’s mission make them a natural fit as our communications partner.”

Kristin Carpenter-Ogden, founder and CEO of Verde PR, stated, “We are excited to work with and help raise the visibility of such a worthwhile event and cause. Verde’s extensive experience in all channels of communication and on-the-ground event management will pair well with the goals of the Arthritis Foundation’s California Coast Classic Bike Tour.”

To learn more about the ride and how you can participate please contact Kelly Blake, Kelly@verdepr.com or visit the website at www.afcabikeclassic.org.

About the Arthritis Foundation
Striking one in every five adults and 300,000 children, arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability. The Arthritis Foundation (www.arthritis.org) is committed to raising awareness and reducing the impact of this serious, painful and unacceptable disease, which can severely damage joints and rob people of living life to its fullest. The Foundation funds life-changing research that has restored mobility in patients for more than six decades; fights for health care policies that improve the lives of the millions who live with arthritis; and partners with families to provide empowering programs and information.

About Verde PR & Consulting
With offices in Jackson, Wyo., Durango and Boulder, Colo., Verde PR & Consulting is a full-service brand communications, public relations, social/digital marketing, branding, content and consulting agency, with an emphasis in sustainability. Verde’s clients are rooted in the active outdoor lifestyle industries of outdoor, bike, and snowsports, and also in the consumer electronics, pet, travel, and the Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) markets. For more about Verde PR, visit: www.verdepr.com.

Media Contact:
Kelly Blake
Verde PR & Consulting
kelly@verdepr.com
415.254.2188

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