14th Annual Patrick’s Ride, October 17

(September 11, 2015) – On Saturday, October 17, 60 people will pedal from Savannah to Augusta to raise money for cancer programs. Cyclists from around the region will participate in the 14th annual Patrick’s Ride. Riders will depart from the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (ACI) at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah at 6 a.m. and arrive at the Riverwalk in Augusta around 6 p.m. Also known as the “Harvest of Hope Double Metric Century,” this 140-mile bicycle ride raises money for adults and children with cancer at the ACI and The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center. 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 $461,000, benefited more than 1,400 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 such as fuel cards and meal assistance.

The ride was started by Patrick Booton, a cancer survivor, athlete, and retired medical physicist who used to work at the ACI. For more information, contact Beth Bethune at 912-350-1524.

This year’s ride is presented by Optim Orthopedics and Mark Kamaleson, M.D. Other 2015 ride sponsors include ACI Radiation Oncologists – Aaron Pederson, M.D., Alliance Medical Physics; The Blue Goose; Coastal Allergy and Asthma.; Hancock Askew & Company; John Duttenhaver, M.D.; Low Country Cancer Care - George Negrea, M.D.; Savannah Vascular Institute; Savannah Wheelmen; and Carrier.

Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital, a 604-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary and specialty care physician networks; a major medical education program; business and industry services; and NurseOne, a 24-hour call center. You can follow us at facebook.com/memorialhealth, twitter.com/mymemorial, instagram.com/memorial_health, and youtube.com/memorialhealth.