15th Annual Patrick’s Ride Moved To November 5

(October 25, 2016) ­- Patrick’s Ride has been rescheduled after Hurricane Matthew interfered with the original date, and will now be held Saturday, November 5. The starting location for the race has also been changed to Memorial Health Rincon, 241 Silverwood Commercial Court, Rincon, GA, behind the Sunoco station at Highway 21 North and Silverlake Drive, in order to avoid conflicts with the Rock n Roll Marathon.

Patrick’s Ride will begin at Memorial Health Rincon. On Saturday, November 5, about 50 people will pedal from Rincon to Augusta to raise money for cancer. Cyclists from around the region will participate in the 15th annual Patrick’s Ride. Riders will depart from Memorial Health Rincon at 7:30 a.m. and arrive at the Marriott in Augusta around 5:30 p.m. This 120-mile bicycle ride raises money for adults and children with cancer at the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute and the Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah.  Funds raised support cancer services and the annual Harvest of Hope retreat for people with cancer and their families. Since its inception, Patrick’s Ride has raised more than $540,000, benefited more than 1,600 retreat participants, assisted in creating a family-friendly outpatient children’s cancer waiting room, provided program support for a dedicated children’s cancer nurse navigator and counseling services, and provided patient assistance for families such as fuel cards and meal assistance.

The ride was started by the late Patrick Booton, a cancer fighter, athlete, and retired medical physicist who worked at the ACI for 25 years. To make a donation, go to www.patricksride.com. For more information, contact Anne Cordeiro at 912-350-8934 or Cordean1@memorialhealth.com.

This year’s ride is presented by Optim Orthopedics - Mark Kamaleson, M.D. and Nix Construction - Joseph Nix. Other 2016 ride sponsors include ACI Radiation Oncologists – Aaron Pederson, M.D. and Michael Hasselle, M.D.; Alliance Medical Physics; The Blue Goose; Coastal Allergy and Asthma.; Coastal Ambulatory Anesthesia; Dr. John R. Duttenhaver; Hancock Askew & Co LLP; Kiwanis Club of Skidaway; Low Country Cancer Care – George Negrea, M.D.; Savannah Wheelman; Summit Cancer Care, WRHQ - QualityRock Q 105.3; Carrier; Chatham County Sheriff’s Department; Chatham Parkway Toyota; Kroger; Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems; Savannah Vascular and Cardiac Institute; Steve Bracci Photography; Atlantic Radiology Associates; Bicycle Link; Cedar Animal Hospital; Churchill’s Pub; Code Orange for Derrick Foundation; Donna M. Hammontree, LCSW, LLC; Northwestern Mutual- Richard Geriner Jr.; Perry Rubber Bike Shop; Quality Bike Shop; SouthCoast Health Imaging; South Georgia Center for Cancer Care – David Weems, M.D.; Taylor Construction; and Triad Isotopes.

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