On April 20, 2017, Edie Perkins (an avid cyclist and elite runner) was out on her standard morning training ride when she was involved in a traffic collision. Melissa, the driver was making a left hand turn as Edie was going straight thru the intersection. enjoying her morning ride when she struck by a driver (Melissa) making a left-hand turn. As a result of the accident crash, Edie is now paralyzed from the waist down, but this has not stopped her from doing what she loves. She has taken up handcycling and recently completed her first half marathon since the accident crash last year!
Recently, Edie and Melissa re-connected for the first time since the accident crash and have decided to "Finish The Run" together on April 29th! They have joined forces to bring assistance to those affected by traffic collisions and the traumatic injury resulting from them.
For more information on the "Finish The Ride" and "Finish The Run" charity event or to register, visit www.FinishTheRide.org.
This fund will go directly to the program, SAFE Support and help provide financial and other assistance to those victims and families affected by traffic collisions and traumatic injury.