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Naytahwaush Nightriders Snowmobile Club's 15th Annual Ride for Hospice raises $13,461

Left to right: Steve, Judy, Franki and Anna Paul, top fundraiser with the Naytahwaush Nightriders, Curt Seter, development officer with Hospice of the Red River Valley and Tom McArthur, Naytahwaush Nightriders. Photo courtesy of Hospice Red River Valley

The Naytahwaush Nightriders Snowmobile Club recently announced that this year's Hospice Ride, held in February, raised $13,461.75 for Hospice of the Red River Valley. Twenty-one riders, ages 17-83, participated in the 130-mile event which took them from Naytahwaush to Detroit Lakes.

The Nightriders presented a check to Curt Seter, development officer for Hospice of the Red River Valley, at their annual Snodeo, which was held March 2-3. The group has raised $117,082 through 15 years of Hospice rides. Steve, Judy, Franki and Anna Paul were the top fundraisers and collected $3,680 of pledges for this year's event. The Naytahwaush Nightriders have dedicated this year's ride to Janelle Eken, a former Nightriders hospice rider, who lost her battle with cancer in February.

"Everyone at Hospice of the Red River Valley is so grateful to the community of Naytahwaush, the Naytahwaush Nightriders and the surrounding area for their generous and continuous financial support of our organization," Seter said. "The funds raised by the annual Hospice Ride are an essential component in ensuring that Hospice of the Red River Valley will have the resources necessary to provide compassionate end-of-life care to our patients and their families in the Naytahwaush area."

For more information about future events or membership in the Naytahwaush Nightriders Snowmobile Club, please visit www.naytahwaushnightriders.com.