Bikers showed up early at The Tilted Kilt for Crater Community Hospice’s first Ride for Angels on Saturday, Nov. 10.
“We had 46 bikes kicking off from all over the Southside representing half a dozen clubs throughout the area with close to 80 participants. The weather was perfect and in addition to feeling proud for supporting a great cause, everyone enjoyed the camaraderie of their fellow bikers and the freedom of the open road,” said Crater Community Hospice Board member Tracy Taliaferro of Taliaferro and Mallory Law, LLC, one of the sponsors of the event.
Following the ride through the Tri-Cities and surrounding counties, the bikers were treated to lunch at The Tilted Kilt. McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group were also sponsors of the event.
Crater Community Hospice also held the 4th annual 5 K Angel Walk on the same morning at Petersburg National Battlefield Park where 65 walkers enjoyed a brisk walk in the beautiful naturalized park. Twelve members of the Sanford family walked in behalf of George and Kathryn Gill.
“Crater Community Hospice took care of my father five years ago and then cared for my mother this year. We walked to show our appreciation for the care they provided for my parents and to our family when we needed their help and we want to know they will be here for other families in the future”, said daughter Carolyn Sanford of Prince George.
“We hold the walk during Veteran’s Day weekend each year to recognize Hospice Month. The national battlefield is a great resource in the community and the perfect setting to honor our veterans as we reflect upon the families and individuals we serve throughout the year,” said Brenda D. Mitchell, Crater Community Hospice’s CEO.
All proceeds from both events support Crater Community Hospice’s services including the hospice program, education, complementary therapies and bereavement care. Crater Community Hospice, the only non-profit hospice located in the tri-cities, was founded in 1995 through the joint efforts of Southside Regional Medical Center and John Randolph Hospital and local community citizens to serve the Crater District. CCH serves the tri-cities and Emporia and the counties of Prince George, Dinwiddie, Chesterfield, Charles City, Sussex, Surry and Greensville. Additional information is available at www.CraterCommunityHospice.org. or by calling 804-526-4300.