On March 17th, 2010, 15 year old Josie Lou Ratley was the victim of a
brutal crime when she was confronted by a teenage boy who beat her
until she was unconscious after school.
Josie was just released from the hospital where she was in a coma for
four weeks. The months ahead are going to be extremely difficult for
Josie and financially overwhelming for her family. Josie needs our
help on her road to recovery. She is now undergoing intense therapy.
Josie’s beating underscores the severity of the problem of teen
violence in America.
The community has organized this ride to raise money to help Josie,”
said John Esposito, one of the many organizers of this event and
father of a 7th grader who attends Josie’s school. “We’re trying to
raise awareness and get the community involved in helping this child
and her family recover from this tragedy.” In a show of support to
raise funds, all cyclists are invited to participate in “Let’s Break
The Cycle… A Ride for Josie.”
Please join us on Sunday, June 27th, 2010 for this charity bike ride.
Together, we can make a difference.
- June 27th, 2010, 7:30 AM
- Depart from the Cove Restaurant
- 33 or 65 mile ride options
- Online registration: A Ride for Josie