Five motorcycle riders, 3 Miracle Riders from Siouxland and 2 Miracle Riders from Georgia, have set out from Sioux City on a long journey for a good cause. The Unity Point Health/St. Luke’s “Miracle Riders” left Monday morning from Thompson Electric, who sponsored the send-off, for a 4,500 mile trip through the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada to raise money for UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Children’s Miracle Network and all of Siouxland. This is the inaugural “Ride for Miracles” for Sioux City.
Matt Thompson, a miracle rider said, “we are riding to raise money to buy new equipment for their units, a new Giraffe OmniBed Carestation for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and a new Cub Pediatric Crib for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit which allows the kids up there to stay in one unit and the nurses are able to care for them from start to finish on all sides, so it’s a good thing for them.”
The riders, riding through whatever the weather is, are scheduled to return home Friday September 30th with a reception at the Firehouse Bar.
Check out their web site, www.miracleriders.com to follow their progress as they make their way around the Great Lakes and to learn more about Ride for Miracles. Their goal is to raise $50,000 during their trip.