Ole's Ride Raises More Than $24,000 for Hospice

Ole's Ride Raises More Than $24,000 for Hospice Click to Enlarge

Vergas (KDLM) - This year's Ole’s Ride raised $24,325 to benefit Hospice of the Red River Valley.

The event held August 29 has raised more than $152,000 in the last ten years to help provide hospice care to patients and families in Vergas and the surrounding area.

The event is held in memory of Richard “Ole” Barten, who lost his battle to cancer in February 2011. Hospice of the Red River Valley cared for Ole during his last months, and the family wanted to use the event as a way to give back to the organization. “We are so very grateful to our community and all the generous people who participate, donate and volunteer,” Kris Barten, Ole’s wife and event organizer, said. “Without every person involved and the generosity of the Vergas community, this event would not be possible.

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