2013 Katie Ride
Saturday, April 20, 2013 | Amelia Island, FL
DONATIONS MADE BY TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013 AT 11:59PM EST WILL APPLY TO THE 2013 CAMPAIGN
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WHY WE RIDE & WALK
LIFE IS WAITING -- for more than 118,000 Americans on the transplant list. These individuals wake up every morning in need of a life-saving transplant, not knowing if they are going to receive an organ in time. In fact, due to the lack of available organs for transplant, 18 people die every day. The need to promote organ donation has never been greater. Join the 2013 Katie Ride and help support one of the most ambitious organ donor education programs in the country.
The Katie Caples Foundation is committed to increasing the number of registered organ donors to eliminate the wait for individuals on the transplant list.
Katie Caples -- Although only 17, Katie touched more people than most do in a lifetime. As junior on the Bishop Kenny cross-country state championship team and National Honor Society student, she also found time to participate in Habijax, Paint the Town and Harbor House. Katie was humble and extremely generous. Her lasting act of generosity was the decision to become an organ donor. A decision that would limpact lives.
Katie was driving home on April 18, 1998 from a March of Dimes walk when she was broadsided on the driver side of her SUV. The impact caused severe trauma to her brain and she remained in a coma for six days before she died. As an organ and tissue donor, Katie provided vital, life-saving, organs for six recipients (ages 6 to 62) and enhanced the lives of dozens more.
LIFE IS WAITING. Learn more about organ donation at www.DonateLife.net