When we first checked in with Bob Burlison Jr. of the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada-AM (California), he was just over one month into his more than 13,000-mile motorcycle ride. He had traveled through 24 states, presenting to Kiwanians in each one.
Bob, or "The Eliminator" as his club members call him, continues on the road to raise awareness and support for The Eliminate Project. His mission is to present to at least one Kiwanis Club in each state, including a meeting with an Alaskan Kiwanis club member during his time in the Pacific Northwest district and a video call with a Kiwanis club in Hawaii.
Besides breaking the current Guinness world record for the longest motorcycle ride in one country, Bob set out with a bigger goal in mind: He hopes to make an impact by educating others on Kiwanis International’s Global Campaign for Children. Bob will return to his club this Labor Day weekend, where he started the ride on Memorial Day weekend.
K.U.R.E., Kiwanis Unity Ride to Eliminate, has received media attention from all over the country. Each story puts the worldwide efforts to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus in the spotlight, so Bob has reached far more communities and individuals than just the members of the clubs where he presented. Click the links below to read some of the media coverage.
Did Bob visit your town and club? Tell us about it. Share your photos or stories about Bob’s visit. If you missed Bob and would like to contribute to his efforts and our global effort to save women and babies, visit the K.U.R.E. ride.
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Kiwanis Club rider on mission to stop tetanus
Motorcycle-riding Kiwanian bringing tetanus fight to Lincoln next week
Riding for a cause — and a record
La Cañada man continues his ride for tetanus
Man rides cross-country to save lives from tetanus