Legion Riders will host Ride for Kids

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Two local youngsters and their families will benefit from the Greencastle American Legion Riders' 16th annual Ride for Kids on Saturday, July 27, followed by a drawing with food, refreshments and entertainment.

"The American Legion Riders of Post 373 have chosen children within the community in need for financial support due to medical necessity. Your support and generosity will not only help their families, it will also give these children a much-needed boost in morale," says the flier for the ride.

The Ride for Kids will benefit Asher Thomas and Maddison Goshorn.

Three-year-old Asher has multiple health and developmental issues that require frequent trips to Hershey, as well as local doctors. Medical issues include Chiari malformation, a birth defect causing issues with balance and coordination; mild hypoxia; sleep apnea; high functioning autism; and other conditions.

"Asher struggles daily but attends Franklin Learning Center, loves animals and his family," the flier says.

Two-year-old Maddison has pleuropulmonary blastoma, a very rare lung cancer in children, which causes respiratory distress. She is currently undergoing chemotherapy.

"Maddison is an energetic little girl who loves 'Frozen' and her family," the flier says.

Ride registration is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Frank L. Carbaugh American Legion Post 373 on South Carlisle Street, with kickstands up at 10 a.m. The ride is $10 per person and concludes at the Legion picnic grounds at 4775 Williamson Road, Greencastle.

Admission to the drawing at the picnic grounds is $10 per person. Gates open at noon.

For more information, call Mike Kuhn at 717-816-9047; Mike Kulpak at 717-729-0922; Bob "Ghost: Costa at 717-372-7983; or Post 373 at 717-597-9954.