Donate + Desserts

donateHi Friends! 

1 week and counting!!  The 2013 Katie Ride for Life is next Saturday in Amelia Island.  I’m training for my 62 mile ride with a TON of cycle classes this week and next and a few road rides.

I need your help! 

I set a goal to raise $500 for the Katie Caples Foundation to increase organ donor awareness through educational programs.   I’m almost half way there with 8 days to go.   I’m doing something special for those of you who can donate $25 or more.  For every $25 you donate, you will receive a sweet treat of a variety of my favorite desserts!  Please note: The gift is limited to residents of Jacksonville, FL.

Get Involved: Would you consider partnering with me by doing one of the following?

  1.  Become an organ donor  (check your driver’s license)
  2. Participate in the Katie Ride as a rider, walker or virtual rider
  3. Give! Click here to give online.

MAKE A DONATION It is convenient and easier than ever to support the Foundation by making your tax-deductible donation online. Whatever you can give will help — it all adds up. Thank you for supporting me at the 2013 Katie Ride event and providing hope to the individuals and families in need of an organ transplant.

Did you know: More than 116,500 Americans are currently waiting for a life-saving transplant? And while 90% of Americans support organ donation ONLY 43% have registered! A single organ donor can save up to 8 lives and enhance 50 more.

Info on the Ride:  The 9th Annual Katie Ride takes place on April 20, 2013 where there will be a bike ride of 18 miles, 36 miles, 62 miles, 100 miles and off road and a walk and a fun ride.  I’m challenging myself by participating in the 62 mile ride on the Y’s team, led by our CEO, Eric Mann!!!  The furthest I’ve ever gone is 37 miles so this really is a challenge!

Katie’s Story: Although only 17 and a junior at Bishop Kenny, Katie Caples touched more people than most do in a lifetime. Her ultimate act of generosity was the decision to become an organ donor. A decision that would save lives – literally. Katie was driving home on April 18, 1998 from a March of Dimes walk in Jacksonville when she was struck on the driver side of her SUV and killed. She provided the gift of life to five recipients (age 9 to 62) and enhanced the lives of dozens more because of her decision to be an organ donor. Her parents, David and Susan Caples created the ride in 2005 to raise awareness for the need of organ donors and create an organ donor education program.  For more information about the Katie Ride and the Katie Caples Foundation, visit www.KatieRideForLife.org. 

Thank you in advance for partnering with me!

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