Motorcycle ride to benefit prospective kidney transplant patient Nov. 12
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A motorcycle ride is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 12, to help cover the medical expenses of Lynn Dooley, a lifelong native of Bartow County who needs a kidney transplant.

"This fundraising effort is a matter of life and death for Lynn and your generous donations will help her assume self-responsibility for her medical needs and quality of life," said Dooley's sister Janice Reed. "Thank you very much for any donation and your support for Lynn."

Dooley was diagnosed with renal kidney disease in 2008 and has been a diabetic since 1973. A client of the Georgia Transplant Foundation, she works hard to control her diabetes and is on dialysis eight hours daily.

The GTF's Transplant Fundraising Program is helping Dooley offset expenses related to her kidney transplant that will not be covered by her current insurance plan.

She has been evaluated for a transplant and is listed at Emory University Hospital. Through her involvement in GTF, she is able to receive matched funds up to $10,000 for every dollar raised, which she can use for post transplant related costs. Transplantations can be an overwhelming situation and patients are encouraged to plan ahead for some of the uncovered and unforeseeable costs. The cost of immunosuppressive medications can range from $20,600 to $32,000 per year.

Registration for the motorcycle ride begins at 10 a.m. and the ride starts at 11 a.m. at Harley Davidson in Cartersville. Entrance fees are $20 per motorcycle and $10 for passengers.

Participants need to pre-register by contacting Buddy Bagley at abtransport2003@yahoo.com or 770-313-8190.