UnitedHealthcare, Ride 2 Recovery and Veterans Present One-of-a-Kind Valentine's Gift to Simi Valley Disabled Cyclist

  UnitedHealthcare, Ride 2 Recovery and Veterans Present One-of-a-Kind
  Valentine's Gift to Simi Valley Disabled Cyclist

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WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. -- February 14, 2013

Ride 2 Recovery officials, UnitedHealthcare executives and veterans surprised
Simi Valley disabled cyclist Jon Seyster with a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s gift
– “Cœur d'Or” (Heart of Gold) – a customized hand cycle specially designed for
him. Seyster, an avid supporter of wounded veterans, participates in Ride 2
Recovery rides across the nation.

Grant Snyder, west region vice president, UnitedHealthcare (right) shows Jon
Seyster, 28, of Simi Va ...

Grant Snyder, west region vice president, UnitedHealthcare (right) shows Jon
Seyster, 28, of Simi Valley, his surprise Valentine's Day gift, a new,
custom-built hand cycle named "Coeur d'Or" (Heart of Gold) at Performance Bike
Shop in Woodland Hills (Photo: Pedja Radenkovic).

The new hand cycle is among the lightest ever built with a customized pedaling
system and replaces an older, much heavier hand cycle that Seyster has been
riding with the veterans for nearly two years. The new cycle will enable
Seyster, diagnosed with cerebral palsy and hearing loss, to continue
participating in Ride 2 Recovery’s long-distance rides including the 2013
Golden State Challenge, where hundreds of injured veterans and their
supporters will embark on a week-long, 450-mile ride in October from the San
Francisco Bay area to Santa Monica.

Ride 2 Recovery is a nonprofit organization that supports physical and
psychological rehabilitation programs for injured veterans, featuring cycling
as its core activity. From indoor spinning training at military installations
to multiday, long-distance rides, Ride 2 Recovery helps injured veterans heal
through the challenge of cycling long distances using hand cycles, recumbents,
tandems and traditional road bikes.

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UnitedHealthcare
Matthew Yi, 714-226-3842
matthew.yi@uhc.com
 
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