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Doctor helps to raise money for HIV/AIDS
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Posted: 2014 Feb 14 - 06:45

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Dr. Michele Maholtz, one of 10 star dancers in this season's sixth annual Dancing with Vero's Stars, benefiting the Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition and Riverside Theatre, recently completed a 169-mile charity bicycle ride from Miami to Key West over the course of two days. It was called The SMART Ride 10 to raise money for HIV/AIDS.

The SMART Ride began as a dream to create a bicycle event where 100 percent of pledges raised could go back to the communities to be used for direct services for individuals infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. That was more than eight years ago, and so far $5.3 million dollars have been raised. Accompanied by four other residents of Vero Beach, Dr. Maholtz raised $3,500 of the total $1,047,514 that was raised by 700 bicyclists.

Tickets for Dancing with Vero's Stars, to be held at Riverside Theatre on Saturday evening May 10, are now on sale at $200 for exclusive seating, $150 for premium seating and $100 for general seating.

The mission of the Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition is to provide an integrated system of individual community driven health education services united to assure all women access to prenatal care and all infant's access to services that promote normal growth and development. For more information on dancer Dr. Michele Maholtz or the Healthy Start Coalition call 563-9118.

Tickets may be purchased by visiting the Riverside Theatre Box Office in person, calling the Riverside Theatre Box Office directly at (772) 231-6990, or visiting www.Dancingwithverostars.com. For more information on the Smart Ride 11 visit www.thesmartride.org.

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