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Big donation to replace vet's stolen bikes

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - UnitedHealthcare presented Ride 2 Recovery with a new fleet of bikes at a ceremony on the U.S.S. Midway Flight Deck. 

Earlier this month, UnitedHealthcare donated $50,000 to the non-profit veterans organization after learning 16 custom-made bikes were recently stolen from a storage unit at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. The bikes were used for therapeutic purposes by wounded veterans during their recovery from in-service injuries.

The replacement adaptive bikes will be used by Ride 2 Recovery's Project HERO program at Balboa. Ride 2 Recovery is a ground breaking Veterans program that restores hope and purpose providing a way FOR life with Vets helping Vets. Their participation provides hope, renewed life and a sense of camaraderie. 

The organization provides impactful and life-changing experiences through cycling that have proven to improve the mental and physical health and wellness of our veterans. Project HERO (Health Exercise Rehabilitation Opportunity) programs are community based at local VAs or military installations, and provide injured veterans with cycling training year-round with other veterans. There are 70 Project HERO programs across the country.

This is the sixth year UnitedHealthcare is serving as Ride 2 Recovery's title sponsor, providing financial, in-kind and volunteer support to help America's injured veterans.

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