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July 22, 2016

Ride Along in the AIDS LifeCycle with Cyclists from Team FedEx

Join the cyclists from Team FedEx to see what it’s like to train for and ride a bike 545 miles in one week. Louie Butler, captain of Team FedEx, shares his training and motivation for bicycling the AIDS LifeCycle fundraising ride that travels California’s Pacific coast, redwood forests, and lush farmland from San Francisco to

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June 9, 2015

Pedaling to Stop an Epidemic: AIDS LifeCycle

The first thing you think is “That’s a lot of bikes!” Snaking their way over rambling mountains, along pristine coastal cliffs, and through towering western evergreens, the cyclists pedaled mile after arduous mile. They were a group of 2,500 people, including 18 riders with Team FedEx, who rode bicycles together for 545 miles from San Francisco

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July 12, 2013

How Coast Pet Distributors got creative to reduce costs and carbon

Learn more about how small business owner, Hayden Epstein and Warehouse Operations Manager, Jared Williams use recycling to make the return trip worth it.Coast Pet Distributors is a small, family business that specializes in providing the highest quality pet foods and products to retailers in seven states. 

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August 29, 2012

“Ben the Bear” – A Personal Account

At FedEx, every shipment has its own unique story. It could be someone’s wedding gown, life-saving medical supplies…and sometimes, a bear!  

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June 22, 2012

Cycling California for a Cause

Our FedEx team just finished a 545-mile bicycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. This is my sixth year of riding, and the fabulous views of the California coast and valleys seem fresh and new every year. Most important, we do it for a good cause – raising funds to combat HIV/AIDS.

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January 11, 2012

FedEx and Magic Johnson Brighten the Holidays for Families

Standing at 6 feet, 9 inches, Magic Johnson is probably the world’s tallest elf. For 13 years, the legendary NBA hall-of-famer was the big guy on basketball courts. Today, he’s just as famous for  having a big heart for community service. The Magic Johnson Foundation, established in 1991, serves more than 250,000 disadvantaged persons annually through a variety of community outreach services.

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June 14, 2011

Purple Goes Green Coast To Coast

This spring it has been my privilege to help organize urban conservation projects for FedEx volunteers in Boston, MA and Orange County, CA. The actual service projects and their geographic locations couldn’t have been more different, but the commitment and spirit of our FedEx volunteers was exactly the same on both coasts.  

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June 7, 2011

On the road again

This week I'm climbing on my bicycle in San Francisco and pedaling…to Los Angeles. I’ve done it several times now. Each time, usually around the halfway point, Pismo Beach, I say to myself, “There’s gotta be an easier way to get down to LA.” And each time, I answer myself: “Yep. There are easier ways. But none as rewarding.”

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