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Wade's Ride rumbles for SIDS, raises over $8,000

The fourth annual Wade's Ride got underway Saturday morning with riders making stops in Reading, Hartford, Madison and Olpe before returning for lunch, games and prize drawings.

It was Leanna Wilkerson's first year participating in the event which raises money for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

JJ Stutler thought it was a good cause.

Organizer Gail Barrett says the event has raised at least $8,500 with T-shirt sales yet to process. Proceeds will be split this year, with approximately $4,000 going to Newman Regional Health so the hospital can give halo-style sleep sacks to all babies born at the hospital and $2,000 going to First Candle, an organization dedicated to SIDS awareness and research. The remainder will be held in case NRH needs more sleep sacks.

Prior to Saturday, Wade's Ride had already raised around $20,000 for SIDS.

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