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Last Mile Ride

   

August 19-20, 201610th Annual

2015 "10th Annual" Last Mile Ride

More than 385 Last Mile Ride participants joined together to raise $104,000 to support Gifford Medical Center’s end-of-life services on August 14 and 15, 2015,  exceeding the 10th Anniversary Ride’s ambitious goal of raising  $100,000. Over the years LMR participants have raised more than $400,000 to help support patients in “life’s last mile.”

Read more about our 10th annual event here



WHAT IS THE LAST MILE RIDE?

Started in 2006 with just 74 motorcyclists, the Last Mile Ride has grown into two days of fundraising activities that include a timed 5K, a one-mile walk, a bicycle ride, and a motorcycle ride. Last Mile Ride funds bring patients alternative therapies like Reiki, massage, and music therapy to help with pain management. They also provide unique services to support family members: providing meals for those spending last moments with loved ones in the hospital’s Garden Room, helping with transportation costs for far-away family, or arranging for photographs or a patient’s special last wish.


THE EVENTS

Timed 5K and 1-mile walk
At 6 p.m. on Friday evening, runners will gather for a timed 5K run. Walkers can take a shorter, 1-mile route.

Bicycle Ride
At 10 a.m. on Saturday, cyclists will set out on a scenic route, and will return to Gifford for a barbecue lunch, prizes and free massages.

Motorcycle Ride
On Saturday morning, motorcyclists will depart on a well-organized ride that includes road guards, a sheriff escort, and police support along the way. The route typically runs around 80 miles. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and bikers will leave at 10 a.m. There will be a mid-way break point, and participants will return to Gifford for an early afternoon barbecue lunch, prizes and massages.

PATIENT STORIES  
Kevin Pearce

Connie Niland

Beyond the Garden Room: Special gifts at the end of life

Shirley & David Howe

Steve Metcalf

Naomi Drown

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