Saturday, August 6, 2011

Tour d'Orange raises money for heart transplant

On Saturday, July 30, more than 150 bikers came out to the Cane Creek Baptist Church activities Center on Orange Grove Road—despite scorching heat and high humidity—to race to raise money for the MS Society and National Foundation for Transplants. NFT donated 98% of the funds it received from the event to Glen Newhart, a Durham resident who needs a heart transplant. 
Linda Newhart (pictured scooping Maple View ice cream) said the family hopes to raise $100,000, not to pay for the surgery—which insurance pretty much covers—but to pay for anti-rejection medicine that Glen has to take for the rest of his life. Anti-rejection medicine costs between $1,000 and $1,500 a month.
For more information, see the Wednesday, Aug. 3, edition of the News of Orange.
To help the Newhart family, contact Sylvia Hiller at or make a tax-deductible donation to the National Foundation for Transplants North Carolina Transplant Fund, 5350 Poplar Ave., Suite 430, Memphis, TN 38119. Write "In honor of Glen Newhart" in the memo line. Donations can also be made online.

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