Some 300 bikers will pedal through Newberry Saturday as part of the Flight of the Dove.
The event will start around 8 a.m. at Bailey Memorial Stadium on the campus of Presbyterian College in Clinton.
The Hospice of Laurens County ride will come into Newberry County off Bush River Road and go into Helena before turning at Brown Chapel Road.
The ride will then continue up Belfast Road and to Highway 56 and onto Highway 560.
The riders then will travel to Cross Hill on Highway 39 and back to Clinton.
This marks the seventh year for the Flight of the Dove. FOTD is a bicycle ride and the proceeds raised benefit Hospice of Laurens County. The ride has grown each year since 2006 and it is the largest fundraiser for Hospice of Laurens County.
In 2011, over 300 cyclist from all over the Southeast came to support this wonderful cause. Many of the cyclist ride in memory of or in honor of a loved one. That makes the ride very special and the proceeds raised go directly to patient care.
This year’s ride will include cyclists from Ride 2 Recovery Southeast. The Ride 2 Recovery is produced by the Fitness Challenge Foundation, in partnership with the military and VA Volunteer Service Office, to benefit Mental and Physical Rehabilitation Programs for our country’s wounded veterans that feature cycling as the core activity.
If you would like to sponsor a rider please contact Jay Wilson at 864-833-6287.
Hospice of Laurens County was the first hospice to open in Laurens County and has continued to serve the community. In May of 2012, Hospice of Laurens County celebrated their 25th year of serving Laurens County.
In 2008 the Hospice House opened and became the first of its kind for Laurens County. The 12-bed facility offers a home-like atmosphere to care for patients and their families when home care is not feasible. Hospice is available for any individual that has been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness and is no longer seeking curative treatment.
This can include cancer as well as a non-cancer diagnosis. The top five non-cancer diagnosis are: end-stage heart disease, dementia, failure to thrive, lung disease and end-stage kidney disease.