The Naytahwaush Nightriders Snowmobile Club recently announced this year’s Hospice Ride, held in February, raised $13,011 for Hospice of the Red River Valley. Thirty-six riders participated in the more than 200-mile event that took them from Naytahwaush to Walker, Minn., and back.
The Nightriders presented a check to Erin Hagen, development officer for Hospice of the Red River Valley, at their annual Snodeo, which was held March 6-8. Keith and Judy Francis were the top fundraisers and collected more than $3,000 in pledges for this year’s event.
Over the past 16 years, participants have raised more $130,000 for Hospice of the Red River Valley. The money raised helps provide medical, emotional, spiritual and grief support for hospice patients and their families.
“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,” Hagen 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.”
For more information about future events or membership in the Naytahwaush Nightriders Snowmobile Club, please visit www.naytahwaushnightriders.com.