Memorial Run: to ‘Save Lives’
Over 17 years bikers have been riding the Memorial Ride in Minneota. This past weekend organizers announced they’ve raise over $35,000 to help others.
“Your actions may save another’s life,” said Shannon Carrow, adding, “Share your love and kindness.”
Carrow ought to know. Her son Evan suffered from depression. “Even though he could wear a smile, he committed suicide.”
It’s stories like that that have been the basis of the Memorial Drive each year that starts and ends in Minneota.
This year the 2018 Memorial Ride money was given to both the Evan Carrow Fund at the Avera Marshall Foundation and ABATE (American Bikers for Awareness, Training and Education in Minnesota).
The Evan Carrow Fund works to raise awareness of teen depression. Funds raised have sent to teachers continuing their education on suicide prevention.
ABATE is involved in programs such as Share the Road which involves students. ABATE also works to educate students and others to look twice for motorcyclists.
In addition to donating funds, raising awareness to motorcycle safety and dedicating names on a plaque of those who have gone ahead, the motorcyclists gathered for food and fun, held the annual “burn out” of motorcycle tires and enjoyed the band, “HickTown Mafia.”