Ride for Ceylon Draws US Support

Lotus Pond by Pia De Girolamo 2021 ©️ acrylic on canvas
By M.H.Yakeem
Ride for Ceylon, the U.K. charity, continues to advance its commitment to the redevelopment of the Green Memorial Hospital in Manipay, Jaffna which was Founded by American missionaries in the 1840’s.
Ride for Ceylon assumed the enormous undertaking of raising funds to expedite the restoration of this institution and teaching facility. Once fully operational, GMH aims to provide state of the art health care and medical training throughout the land. By offering medical expertise, cooperation and services to every hospital and community in Sri Lanka, R4C aims to kindle unity and soothe divisions.
To finance these plans, R4C has galvanised support from across the globe. Cyclists from the US, Canada, Australia & Europe, join local riders in the annual charity bike ride.
Moreover, American contemporary artist, Pia De Girolamo, has been inducted into the R4C team. Freshly appointed as Brand Ambassador, Pia’s resume is notably impressive.
A doctor by profession, specialising in Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Pia decided to pursue her creative passion. Now an accomplished painter, living & working in the Greater Philadelphia area, Pia has exhibited within the United States and overseas. With a glittering CV that has seen her work displayed in galleries, corporate collections and feature films, Pia brings artistic & medical insight to the charity.