About R4WH

Ride for World Health (R4WH) is a cycling team and 501(c)(3) organization based out of Columbus, OH that is centered around an annual 3,300-mile ride, traversing the United States. We are comprised of people from across the country who share similar passions about the need for change in both international and domestic health care. Since its founding in 2005, R4WH has been dedicated to creating a dialogue on the state of healthcare in communities across the world. By bringing together activists from across the country, we hope to inspire other medical professionals, volunteers and communities-at-large to stand up as a unified voice for the millions who suffer at home and abroad.

Throughout our ride, we raise significant funds to support non-profit organizations whose goals are consistent with our vision. R4WH empowers our audience to become informed and active global citizens through a coast-to-coast lecture series that is presented in most of our destination cities. In the spring of 2017, a group of medical students, health care professionals and community representatives will participate in The Ride to promote education and awareness of global and domestic health concerns as well as raise needed funds for 2017’s beneficiaries – Ti Kay Haiti and The Ohio State University Greif Neonatal Survival Program.

Our Mission

The mission of R4WH is to address global health disparities by focusing on education, advocacy and fundraising which are addressed by utilizing a national cycling event as a vehicle for change.  Each year, our coast-to-coast lecture series initiates meaningful dialogue throughout communities along our 3,300 mile journey.  Through our efforts, we raise significant funds to support a non-profit organization with goals consistent with our vision, and empower our audience to become informed and active global citizens.

While education is fundamental to our efforts; education alone is insufficient to generate the change we hope to see in the world.  Donor money drives global health efforts.  For the 2017 ride, our beneficiaries have not yet been determined, and will be announced soon — check back for updates!

Our Leadership — Board of Directors

Eliza Beal