– L to R: Steve, Judy, Franki and Anna Paul, top fundraiser with the Naytahwaush Nightriders, Curt Seter, development officer with Hospice of the Red River Valley and Tom McArthur, Naytahwaush Nightriders.
The Naytahwaush Nightriders just completed their 15th Annual Ride for Hospice. We left Pinehurst for Detroit Lakes on Saturday with several stops along the way. The riders enjoyed a potluck dinner and pizza party at the Detroit Lakes Holiday Inn. On Sunday we returned to Pinehurst.
There were 21 riders between the ages of 17 and 83 who road in the 130-mile event . They raised $13,461.75 for Hospice of the Red River Valley.
The Nightriders presented a check to Curt Seter, development officer for Hospice of the Red River Valley, at their annual Snodeo, which was held March 2-3. The group has raised $117,082 through 15 years of Hospice rides. Steve, Judy, Franki and Anna Paul were the top fundraisers and collected $3,680 of pledges for this year’s event. The Naytahwaush Nightriders have dedicated this year’s ride to Janelle Eken, a former Nightriders hospice rider, who lost her battle with cancer in February.
“Everyone at Hospice of the Red River Valley is so grateful to the community of Naytahwaush, the Naytahwaush Nightriders and the surrounding area for their generous and continuous financial support of our organization,” Seter said. “The funds raised by the annual Hospice Ride are an essential component in ensuring that Hospice of the Red River Valley will have the resources necessary to provide compassionate end-of-life care to our patients and their families in the Naytahwaush area.”
Thank you to the riders and those that made generous pledges for this event.