In hopes of raising both money and awareness for Amyloidosis while honoring the life of Penny Carney Bevilaqua, the inaugural Penny’s Ride took place in Ashland City on October 21. The bike ride that began at Riverbluff Park, drew in over 100 participants and raised an impressive $20,000 for the Amyloidosis Foundation.
“We hope to increase both awareness and participation in 2018,” says Pamela Read, Bevilaqua’s sister and co-chair/event coordinator.
According to Read, the next phase of their efforts includes educating the Cheatham County medical community on the rare bone marrow disorder. “There is a strong belief that many cases go undiagnosed,” adds Read whose research has led her to statistics that show an increase in Amyloidosis cases.
(Photo Credit: Daryell Smith)
Pamela Read, Van Carney, and Steve Bevilaqua would like to personally thank the following sponsors:
Mulberry Package Store Pinnacle Bank Ashland City Fitness Jody Bevilaqua Domino’s Pizza Riverview Restaurant and Marina Todd and Cheryl Utpadel Creative Marketing Strategies Cottingham & Butler John Fayard Kerry and Susan Perkinson Pat Smith Mickey Smith Mr. Tee’s Signs & Screen Printing The Post The Ashland City Times Bigg Staxx Smoke House
Silent Auction Items Donated by:
Cindy’s Hair and Tan Unlimited The Renaissance Hotel A Rose Garden Florist Recycled Flamingo Allison Johnson Teresa Townsend Hargis Every Day is a Gift Estate Sales Provence Breads & Café Representative Jim Cooper C&W Pools Starbucks Sidelines Grill St. Thomas Hospital Nordstrom Jo-Ann Stores O’Reilly Auto Parts ReadWaering Associates, LLC Tractor Supply Blossom’s Florist & Gifts Pier 1 Imports DeWalt Power Tools Van’s Hardware & Garden Supply Neon Creations Katy’s Hallmark ProGrow Lawn care Solutions Parnassus Books Kendra Scott Jewelry Stonebridge Books & Gifts Genesis Family Designs Wal-Mart