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2017 Western Maryland Kidney Ride

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September 16, 2017 - 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Western Maryland Railway Station
13 Canal St.
Hagerstown, MD 21502
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Free for all cyclists; $50 if taking the train

Put the “pedal the metal” to help the 30 million Americans affected by kidney
disease. Join the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) for its
signature fundraiser traveling from Cumberland through the picturesque
mountain trail to Frostburg and back Cumberland. Bike round trip or ride the
'Maryland Thunder' historic steam train to Frostburg and pedal back.
On-site check-in starts at 9 a.m., the Ride starts at 10 a.m. and the train
departs at 11 a.m. Starting at 2 p.m., the after party will feature
refreshments by Chick-fil-A, along with snacks and drinks; a variety of
exhibitors and the Kidney Kids Zone. Adding to the fun will be musical
performances by Greg Larry and Gary Price of Night Traveler, Vicki & Emma
Silverfeather and special finale with The Kidney Stones. Also taking the
stage will be International Recording Artist Philadelphia Freeway, the
Ride’s celebrity ambassador. Best known for being signed to Jay-Z’s Roc
Nation, Freeway will share his struggle with kidney disease and how it
affects his music career.
All participants who raise a minimum amount of $100 will receive a Kidney
Ride T-shirt. There are additional incentives for reaching higher donation
levels, including a Nikon Digital Camera and iPad with WiFi. For more
information about the 2017 Western Maryland Kidney Ride or to register or
support a Ride participant, visit
Event proceeds will support NKF-MD’s Patient Emergency Assistance program,
which offers financial assistance to transplant recipients and chronic kidney
disease and dialysis patients to meet critical needs such as food, utilities,
rent, medication and transportation to dialysis and other medical
Serving central and western Maryland, the Delmarva Peninsula and portions of
Virginia and West Virginia, the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland is the
area’s only voluntary health agency dedicated to preventing kidney and
urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals
and families affected by these diseases, and increasing the availability of
all organs for transplantation. For more information, visit