ICC ANNOUNCES NEW AMBASSADOR, ELITE ATHLETE RAQUEL TORRES

NTERNATIONAL CHILD CARE ANNOUNCES  NEW AMBASSADOR, ELITE ATHLETE RAQUEL TORRES

August 7, 2015 [KALAMAZOO, Mich.] -- International Child Care (ICC) is excited to announce that elite athlete Raquel Torres will serve as an ambassador for the organization. Torres is from the Dominican Republic, but currently based in Kalamazoo, Mich.  She will  be representing the organization as she competes in triathlons internationally to raise money for the children and families that ICC serves in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Her first competitive event representing ICC will be the 9th Annual Race for Grace on August 29th, in Wichita Falls, Texas.

The Race for Grace is ICC's biggest fundraiser of the year. It is part of theHotter’N Hell Hundred, which is one of the largest cycling events in the nation with routes up to 100 miles. The Race for Grace raises money for ICC's health projects in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

"I am very excited to participate in the Race for Grace," says Torres.  "I'll be riding 100 miles to support my country and my neighbor country, Haiti."

Torres has been competing at Elite International Level (ITU) since 2013. She has competed in numerous Pan American Cups, and qualified for the Chicago World Series in 2014. Torres has her eyes set on the 2016 Rio Olympics and her heart set on ICC.

"I'm proud to be working alongside ICC," says Torres. "Children are the most important part of any society, and the work that ICC does to support children is amazing. Especially its work with children with disabilities in my country."

For more information about the Race for Grace, visithttp://us.internationalchildcare.org/raceforgrace. You can find Torres' fundraising page athttps://www.razoo.com/story/Haiti-And-Dominican-Republic-Kids-Raquel-Tor....

About International Child Care (www.internationalchildcare.org)

International Child Care is a Christian health development nonprofit operating in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, working to change the conditions of poverty that impact health and well-being. The organization has been empowering children and families in Haiti since 1967 and in the Dominican Republic since 1988.  ICC is committed to accountability and transparency, and works alongside Haitian and Dominican counterparts to exceed the highest standards of donor stewardship.

 

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