Katie Ride for organ donation awareness this weekend

By Stacey Readout, Executive Producer, sreadout@wjxt.com
Published On: Apr 07 2014 10:44:11 AM EDT
Katie Caples
AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. -

The 10th annual Katie Ride to raise awareness for organ donation will be held this weekend in Amelia Island.

The ride is in honor of Katie Caples, 17, who died in a car crash on her way home from a March of Dimes walk in 1998.  She was an organ donor and provided the gift of life to five recipients, ages 9 to 62.

The Katie Caples Foundation was formed following her death.  It's committed to organ donor education to increase the number of registered organ donors.

The Katie Ride will be held in Amelia Island on Saturday, April 12th.  Click here for more information.

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