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Old Kentucky Home Bike Tour to support the Red Cross

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Susan Hardin, executive director for the American Red Cross Heart of Kentucky Chapter, is pleased to announce a partnership with the Louisville Area Chapter Red Cross and Louisville Bicycle Club to support the 37th annual Old Kentucky Home Bike Tour. Starting Aug. 1, the Heart of Kentucky Chapter will be selling raffle tickets for a Cannondale CAAD10. This aluminum road frame has a super light CAAD10 fork and optimized top tube. It also has save rear stays. This super light bicycle, valued at $1,500, has been donated by Clarksville Schwinn.
Tickets are available from any Heart of Kentucky Chapter board member or by calling the local office of the American Red Cross. Tickets are $1 a piece and 100 percent of the proceeds benefit the Red Cross. The bike winner will be drawn during the OKHT on Saturday, Sept. 6, on the grounds of Spalding Hall, Bardstown. Bike winner will then be invited to visit the Clarksville Schwinn dealership to get the bike personally fitted.
If you are interested in participating in the ride, please visit http://www.louisvillebicycleclub.org/OKHT. Last year, more than 1,200 riders visited Bardstown and the surrounding area to enjoy the weekend.
For more information, please contact Susan B. Hardin, chapter executive, American Red Cross, 312 South Third, Bardstown, KY, 40004.
The Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 disasters a year in this country, providing shelter, food, emotional support and other necessities to those affected. It provides 24-hour support to members of the military, veterans and their families – in war zones, military hospitals and on military installations around the world; collects and distributes about 40 percent of the nation’s blood supply and trains more than seven million people in first aid, water safety and other life-saving skills every year.
The Red Cross is not a government agency and relies on donations of time, money and blood to do its work. An average of 91 cents of every dollar given to the Red Cross is invested in helping people in need.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.