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Orange Babies sound gong for Mont Ventoux Expedition


Baba Sylla, the director the Orange Babies Foundation, sounds the gong to mark the start of the Mont Ventoux Expedition from 20 to 23 June of this year. He is accompanied by the director of DESTIL, Orange Babies’ partner and also the initiator of the Mont Ventoux Expedition.

On 22 June over 70 participants will run or bike up the Mont Ventoux. They face a daunting challenge on the mountain (elevation 1912m), which is known as the Giant of the Provence. The participants have found sponsors for 1, 2, 3 or 4 climbs up the mountain. Orange Babies will use the proceeds of the Expedition to finance a programme in Africa, which treats babies born with HIV. As was the case last year, the foundation has decided to invest in the Ng’ombe Home Based Care project. The goal of the project is to reduce the rate of mother-to-child HIV transmission in the slums of Ng’ombe, Zambia, from 10% to 2% by 2018.

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