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Cyclists join bike ride to support hospice care

Cyclists join bike ride to support hospice care

Above: Cyclists of all ages at the 11th annual St. Luke’s Hospice Bike Ride to benefit St. Luke’s Hospice program. It was perfect weather for…

Tuesday, Jun 07

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Above: Cyclists of all ages at the 11th annual St. Luke’s Hospice Bike Ride to benefit St. Luke’s Hospice program. It was perfect weather for the 11th annual St. Luke’s Hospice Bike Ride held Saturday along the D&L Trail. Coincidentally, it was National Trail Day. At least 265 riders participated, and people of all ages took part. Bicycles were available for those who did not have one.

“All of this benefits our hospice family,” said Bethany Gray, volunteer coordinator for St. Luke’s VNA & Hospice. “It helps to support all the work that St. Luke’s Hospice does for our patients and families, and it helps support families who might need extra help.”

St. Luke’s has an inpatient hospice house in Bethlehem, and also serve 13 counties around the area including Carbon and Monroe.

Dr. Ric Baxter, an avid cyclist, is the hospice physician for the Lehighton area.

“Our office is in Lehighton, but we have patients around the area. We go to their homes to offer them the help they need.”

Diane Hummel-Spruill, Vice President Patient Care Services, St. Luke’s Hospice, thanked the volunteers.

“They did a great job organizing this event. We just want to thank everyone for coming. It’s a great time for everyone, and we’re already looking forward to next year.”“We have a lot of families riding today,” Gray said. “Further down on the trail there are a series of memorial signs that people chose to have done for their family members.”One of those riding in honor of a friend was Chelsea […]

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