Cumberland, MD – Western Maryland Kidney Ride
By Ben Scheide
On Saturday, September 28th, George Franklin, a volunteer with both The Living Legacy Foundation and the National Kidney Foundation – Maryland Chapter will be participating in the Western Maryland Kidney Ride. This bike ride, which takes place along the Great Allegheny Passage, assists in improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney diseases, as well as increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.
Riders of all levels will have the opportunity to cycle a variety of 16, 32, and 44 mile routes through the scenic mountainside of Maryland. The ride is fully supported with rest stops stocked with snacks, ice-cold drinks and encouraging volunteers. For those wanting more of a leisurely ride, the 16-mile is all downhill.
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott has partnered to offer discounted rates on Friday, September 27th & Saturday, September 28th! The hotel is ideally located in downtown Cumberland, next to Canal Place, where the Ride starts and the festivities end!
There is no fee to participate in the Kidney Ride. However, the National Kidney Foundation hopes that each participant will raise $100 to be eligible for the commemorative t-shirt. There are other great incentives as more money is raised as well!
Registration begins at 9am. The cycling starts at 11am. Party & Awards will be held at 3pm! Join us for Hoagies, munchies, drinks & lots of fun!
For more information about the event and the National Kidney Foundation please visit the Western Maryland Kidney Ride website.
For more information on organ, eye and tissue donation, please visit http://www.thellf.org