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‘Surviving the Snake’ raises nearly $7,000 for local community hospital equipment

surviving-the-snake-b-cmyk-2016The sixth annual Surviving the Snake 100K/50K Bicycle Ride last month gave riders a gorgeous day on the road and raised funds that will help patients and their families at Johnson County Community Hospital.
The ride had an event-record 66 participants, raising nearly $7,000 for the Johnson County Community Hospital Foundation to go toward the purchase of cardiac rehab equipment for the hospital.
“The riders enjoyed great weather on a scenic course that showed off the beauty of Johnson County,” said Karen Clark from the Mountain States Foundation. “Most importantly, the money we raised will truly make a difference in the lives of the cardiac rehab patients at Johnson County Community Hospital.”
Since its inception, Surviving the Snake has raised nearly $70,000 for various hospital needs including remodeling and expansion of the physical therapy department; purchase of cardiac stress units to diagnose heart disease; and upgrading the mammography exam and waiting rooms.
“We’re so grateful to everyone who supported this event,” Clark said, “from Kristy Herman, who’s been our event chair for the past six years, to our generous sponsors, our loyal volunteers and our
wonderful riders.”
An event of this size could not be undertaken without the support of so many individuals and businesses throughout Johnson County that together made this event a success.
For more information, visit or call Mountain States Foundation at 423-302-3131.