Ride Raises Awareness for Organ Donors

NEW CARLISLE | Brittany Arlene Jackson

250 bikes and an undocumented number of cars and other vehicles participated in the Ride to Ripley on June 26 where approximately $3,000 were raised in recognition of local organ donor Sarah Renee’ Rhoads. The event had a very specific mission: to honor Sarah and raise funds and awareness for organ donation through Life Connections of Ohio (LCO). Additionally, half of the proceeds are going toward the Sarah Renee’ Rhoads reading fund and the purchase of books for local elementary schools like Sarah’s former school, Westlake of New Carlisle.

Ride to Ripley took bikers from Buckminn’s D & D Harley Davidson of Xenia to Snappers Saloon on the river in Ripley, Ohio. Participants were given an opportunity to play in a poker run in which bikers picked up cards at all 5 stops, playing their full hand at their final destination. 45 baskets were made available to raffle with items inside that were donated by the business community of the Miami Valley. T-shirt sales were enormously popular and all but 2 of the total quantity available at the event were sold. Continue reading
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