Benefit ride planned for Zane


A “Benefit Ride”, will be held for COTA in honor of Zane Snider, a local child who is waiting for a heart transplant. The event is planned for Saturday Aug. 1, beginning at Smokin Harley-Davidson, 3441 Myer Lee Drive in Winston-Salem. Ninteen-year-old Snider is listed for a heart transplant at Duke University Children’s Hospital in Durham, and has recently undergone a procedure to place a mechanical heart in him (the first of it’s kind for someone born with Snider’s condition) as he waits for the life-saving donation. Funds are being raised to assist with transplant-related expenses.

A Color Run was held for Snider in King last year.

Registration begins at 9:30 Aug. 1, kickstands up for the ride at 11 a.m.. The cost of this event will be $25 for a single rider or $30 for a rider with a passenger. Lunch is included.

Snider was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and is currently waiting for a life-saving heart transplant. The Snider family needs an estimated $100,000 to pay transplant-related expenses.

Snider is affectionately called “Superman” by his family and friends due to his unquenchable spirit.

“The family and friends of Zane want to encourage everyone to attend our Every Hero Needs a Heart Motorcycle Benefit Ride for COTA and help give Zane a second chance at life,” said Rhonda Mitchell, Event Chair. “100 percent of the profits from the ride will assist with transplant-related expenses.”

For more information about the our Every Hero Needs a Heart Motorcycle Benefit Ride for COTA please contact Rhonda Mitchell at 336-978-1017.

Snider’s family has asked for assistance from the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA), a national charity based in Bloomington, Indiana. COTA is dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-related expenses. COTA’s services are completely free of charge, and 100 percent of funds generated by COTA community fundraising campaigns are available for transplant-related expenses.

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