Ride 4 Hope, a bicycling event that supports Hope HealthCare Services, is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 21 in Bonita Springs. The ride begins at Joanne’s House at Hope Hospice, located at 27200 Imperial Parkway, with registration at 7 a.m. The 50-mile ride departs at 8 a.m. while the 25-mile ride departs at 8:30 a.m.
The annual event was established to honor the memory of loved ones, raise awareness and support those with complex needs related to life-changing illness.
Every dollar raised at Ride 4 Hope benefits Hope’s mission of providing exceptional care and support to individuals and their families as they fulfill life’s journey.
Bill Curtis, a longtime Hope volunteer, rides his age in miles each year. Several years ago, he asked friends and family to support him by riding along or donating to his favorite charity – and the idea of Ride 4 Hope was born.
“The ride takes place just before November’s National Hospice Month and provides a great way to remember a loved one,” said Curtis. “Ride 4 Hope reminds us that the care provided at Hope Hospice helps people live life as fully as possible, offers dignity to every individual and surrounds families with love.”
The $40 rider entry donation includes a Ride 4 Hope T-shirt, gift bag and free safety check courtesy of EA Bicycles during the week of Oct. 11.
Ride 4 Hope event sponsors include EA Bicycles, Walgreens and Spiro & Associates, as well as shirt sponsorsService Painting of Florida and CLA Landscaping.
Hope HealthCare Services – recipient of the 2012 Business Ethics Award presented by the Uncommon Friends Foundation – is a registered d/b/a of Hope Hospice and Community Services, a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) status community-based agency, nationally recognized as a leader in providing high-quality, innovative care. Hope Hospice, a program of Hope HealthCare Services, is accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program, the national leader in improving the quality of care in the home-care industry, and is a recipient of the nationally acclaimed Circle of Life Award for excellence and innovation in patient care. For more information, visit www.HopeHCS.org.