Western Baptist neurologist Joseph Ashburn, M.D., got the ball rolling when he moved back to Paducah last year. He wanted to combine a passion for improving stroke care in his hometown with his hobby – cycling – and we were able to do just that.
We were thrilled to see stroke survivors among the cyclists, including Lorane Smith and Jerry Beyer. Leland Hayden, who had a stroke last fall, walked the Greenway trail with other survivors. Jethro the Clown even got in on the action.
We couldn’t have done it without the expertise of Hutch Smith and Martha Emmons of Bike World, many sponsors and our invaluable volunteers.
Photographer Bill Fox even donated his time and took photos of the event. They can be viewed and purchased at http://foxfotography.zenfolio.com/p71402467. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Western Baptist Foundation.
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