As another summer came to a close, the riders of Biking for Debbie were on the road again! This is the 8th year that Vicki Dailey has organized her community for this ride in honor of her sister, Debbie Brickner, who continues to persevere through her NET journey. Riders traveled from Ashland, Maryland to York, PA on September 11th and 12th on the Torrey C. Brown (MD) and the York Heritage Rail Trail (PA). This year, their efforts raised $2,625.00!
Even during the pandemic, they have still managed to support NETRF with their ride. This year, eight riders took to the trails and a few of them rode the entire 82 miles. They certainly were a presence on the trail with their NETRF jerseys, t-shirts and signs to support Debbie. They did a terrific job of raising awareness. They had quite a few people ask them about NETs and give donations inspired by their ride!
Vicki puts all her love and care for her sister into this event, and even makes homemade chocolate chip cookies to mail to everyone who donates as a part of her fundraising efforts. “Every minute has been amazing; from baking cookies with my sister, to posting info and updates on Facebook, to riding with amazing family and friends, to raising awareness and funds for research and treatment, “ says Vicki, “and most of all, to supporting my beautiful sister, Debbie as she continues to battle NET. She is truly inspiring!”
Since 2010, the generosity of Vicki and Debbie’s family, friends, and acquaintances have raised more than $14,000 for important NET research.
If you are interested in organizing a volunteer-run fundraising event for NETRF, be sure to check out our NETRF Event Guide and reach out to Eva May, Development Associate, at email@example.com with questions.