In honor of Ray Spooner, who passed away a year ago on August 8th, the first ever Ride for Ray will take place on August 5th. Throughout his life Ray was a local friend, and delivered over 2,000 babies at Carle Hospital. After his diagnosis, Ray completed his dream of biking across the U.S. to raise awareness and funds for ALS. Through his love of cycling, Ray helped local organizations such as Planned Parenthood, Habitat for Humanity, CUJF, and MDA.
To continue Ray’s mission to help those effected by ALS, the Ride for Ray was created.
The ride will take place on August 5th, Ray’s 58th birthday. The course will include 5 different distances, and registration will begin day of at 7 a.m.
To learn more about Ray and his legacy check out the image below:
To register for the ride, or to simply learn more about the cause, check out their webpage here.
Check out justine Bursoni’s work with the Spooner family here. Top photo by Justine Bursoni Photography.