A decision that would save lives – literally. Katie was driving home on April 18, 1998 from a March of Dimes walk in Jacksonville when she was struck on the driver side of her SUV and killed. She provided the gift of life to five recipients (age 9 to 62) and enhanced the lives of dozens more because of her decision to be an organ donor.
The Katie Caples Foundation was formed in 1998 following her death and is committed to increasing the number of registered organ donors and help eliminate the wait for the nearly 122,000 adults and children currently in need of a life-saving organ transplant.
The 15th Annual Katie Ride for Life takes place Saturday, April 13, 2019, and offers cycling options for all levels, including a fun ride, 18 miles, 36 miles, 62 miles, 100 miles and an off-road course. There are also walk options of 5K and 10K through Fort Clinch State Park.
The Pirates participate in this Annual event to help spread awareness of organ donations. This year’s ride is April 13, 2019. If you’d like to enter the registration cut off date is April 8, 2019. For more information, please visit Katie Caples Foundation.