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Seventh Annual Save-A-Limb Ride, Walk and Festival Returns to Oregon Ridge Park on October 20
Baltimore, Md. - The seventh annual Save-A-Limb Ride, Walk and Festival,
comes to Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, Md., on Saturday, October 20, 2012, for a day of cycling, walking and family fun. All proceeds from the event benefit the Save-A-Limb Fund of LifeBridge Health’s Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics (RIAO)
to provide limb, hip and knee surgery to deserving patients in the United States and around the world. The RIAO is home to some of the world's most renowned orthopedic surgeons and offers state-of-the-art treatment for a variety of orthopedic services.
The event starts at 8 a.m. with a metric century (100 km) bike ride followed by rides of 30, 15 and six miles. All participants in the metric century, 30-mile and 15-mile rides receive a Gran Fondo timing chip to keep track of their times. There will also be a one-mile family walk at 10 a.m. A fitness fair and carnival begins at 11 a.m. The day wraps up with a special fundraising dinner and auction.
This year’s event features an exciting lineup of celebrity guests.
Cyclists Chris Horner, a participant in the 2012 Tour de France, and Robbie Ventura, a former member of the U.S. Postal Service Cycling Team, are scheduled to be at the day’s festivities to meet fans.
Making a special appearance will be Lenny Robinson, aka the “Route 29” Batman. He achieved worldwide notoriety earlier this year after he was pulled over in costume by local police on his way to a hospital visit. Robinson, who was born at Sinai Hospital
, a LifeBridge Health center, has a long-standing relationship with the Save-A-Limb Ride. This year he will be debuting his brand-new Batmobile, a custom-made replica of the car from the 1960’s TV show.
Also scheduled to be in attendance is Earl Cole, the winner of the 2007 edition of “Survivor: Fiji,” the hit show on CBS. Cole’s own experiences growing up with Perthes disease, a hip disease regularly treated at the RIAO, has inspired him to support the Save-A-Limb Fund.
The Save-A-Limb Ride is proud to be partnering with Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) again this year. Returning to help lead the festivities will be the Dulaney Valley High School Marching Band, which will be part of the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, La., in early January.
The event attracts participants from all over the world who come together to support a common cause; many of them are former and current patients of the RIAO. They all have had their lives changed by the expert orthopedic care provided by the RIAO staff. An example is 6-year-old Alyssa Rhine, a patient of Shawn Standard, M.D.
Alyssa has been in the care of Dr. Standard since she was 2 years old.
She is a student at the Victory Villa Elementary School, which is in the BCPS system. Here is her story:
Registration for the Save-A-Limb Ride is now open. Both cyclists and non-cyclists are encouraged to register. For more information, visit savealimbride.org.
is one of the largest, most comprehensive providers of health services in northwest Baltimore. LifeBridge Health includes Sinai Hospital
, Northwest Hospital
, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital
, Courtland Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
, and related subsidiaries and affiliates. For more information, visit www.lifebridgehealth.org
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