Operation: A Ride For Hope for Patrick Smith - Cresson Volunteer Fire Company

Patrick Smith was diagnosed with Renal Coloboma Syndrome when he was only 14 years old. This causes the kidneys to be underdeveloped. With this the kidneys are no longer able to filter fluids and waste products effectively.  As a senior in high school Patrick had to have a kidney transplant.  Things were going as planned until his body rejected the kidney.  At just 20 years old, Patrick is in need of another transplant.  As you can imagine in today’s economy the cost of anything is outrageous.  That is why the family and friends of Patrick Smith are holding " A Ride For Hope" to help raise money for his next transplant.


Saturday, August 24, 2013


Start and Finish at Cresson Volunteer Fire Company

(223-229 Ashcroft Avenue, Cresson, Pennsylvania  16630)


Registration:  10:00 a.m.

Kickstands up:  12:00 noon

Donations can be made out to:

A Ride for Hope

JSTC Credit Union; 969 Eisenhower Blvd; Johnstown, Pa 15904

For more information contact Tyler Oldaker at 814-404-0438

Operator:  $25        Passenger: $10

100 mile round trip ride with refreshments half way through.  The end of the ride will be back at Cresson Fire hall, around 3:30pm, where there will be a BBQ and country music performed by Josh Gallagher

$10 a plate for non-riders


All proceeds will go to Patrick and his family For Transplant related expenses

Maureen Vekasy – For information how to be an organ donor

1-412-647-5512

Time: 
Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 10:00am