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Registration Open for 10th Annual Katie Ride for Life

Registration Open for 10th Annual Katie Ride for LifeRegistration is now open for the 10th Annual Katie Ride. The ride is April 12, 2014, but discounted fees will apply until January 13th, and this is a great last minute stocking stuffer!

Presented by Mayo Clinic, the 10th Annual Katie Ride is April 12th and we’re hoping you’ll participate!

This year’s ride will again cater to cyclists of all abilities and includes 18, 36 and 62 mile rides plus the ever popular 100 mile Century Ride which begins on Amelia Island, Florida winds through historic Amelia Island Plantation, Big and Little Talbot Islands, Ft. Caroline, and the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve.

A total of nine islands!

For recreational riders and families we offer an off-road, heavily forested tour and a Fun Ride of various lengths on the tree canopied roads of Ft. Clinch State Park. The 5K and 10K Katie Walks include routes through Ft. Clinch and the island’s stunning Main Beach.

Known for its 13 miles of pristine beaches and historic and charming downtown with boutiques, antique stores, restaurants and cafes, Amelia Island has made Conde Nast Traveler’s “Top 10 Islands in North America” list for the 7th straight year and recently was included on Coastal Living’s list of “Top 10 Best Little Beach Towns”.

Your support increases the organizations ability to spread their mission aboutt organ donor education and to increase the number of registered organ donors and eliminate the wait for individuals who are in need of a transplant.

In 2004 the Katie Caples Foundation partnered with LifeQuest Organ Recovery Services to implement an organ donor educational program. LifeQuest is the area’s organ procurement organization serving 36 counties in northern Florida and utilizes the nationally acclaimed Decision:Donation program developed by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services to educate high school students on the impact of organ donor registration.

This program has reached more than 90,000 students since 2005. And in the last year alone, Katie Caples Foundation educators have reached more than 18,000 potential donor registrants.

With over 120,000 people in need of a lifesaving organ transplant they have set some ambitious educational goals for the coming year!

People are Waiting. Life is Waiting.

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