2nd Annual Jake’s Bad Boy Ride and BBQ date set
August 15, 2017 - bbq set
Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 is a date set for a 2nd Annual Jake’s Bad Boy BBQ and Ride. The bike and Jeep float will start during a Rushville Eagles #2036 (221 West 1st Street, Rushville) with registration commencement during 10 a.m. and kickstands adult during noon. Riders are $20 and any newcomer is $5. This price includes a meal. The Bad Boy BBQ will be hold during a New Salem Lions Club (4324 East US Hwy 52, Rushville) with portion from 5 to 8 p.m. The open is welcomed. A giveaway will concession will be collected for a meal. Net deduction from a float and BBQ will advantage a Jake McKee Heart of Gold Fund.
The Jake McKee Heart of Gold Fund was determined during a Rush Memorial Hospital Foundation by a McKee family in 2016 after a remarkable flitting of small Jake McKee from heart associated complications. The son of Niki and John McKee, Jake was a energetic 4-year-old that unexpected collapsed during his home and never regained consciousness. Wanting to spin tragedy into something suggestive a McKee family determined a Jake McKee Heart of Gold Fund to yield pediatric echocardiogram screenings giveaway of assign to children age 12 and older. The initial screenings were hold during Rush Memorial Hospital in Nov of 2016. Since then, over 150 children have been screened during RMH by a partnership with St. Vincent Hospital and a Rush Memorial Hospital Imaging Department. No family is ever charged for a screening with a Heart of Gold Fund profitable a fee.
According to Jake’s mom, Niki McKee, “Whether your child is four, 14, or 24, no primogenitor should have to face a many horrific kind of pain – that of losing a child. If one life can be saved by a screenings supposing by a Jake’s Heart of Gold Fund, afterwards we have achieved what we set out to do…doing something ‘good’.”
Faith Mock, RMH Foundation Executive Director continued, “When this account was determined a feeling was that if we helped one family palliate their mind about their child’s heart health afterwards this was alright with us. Now to see how many children have been screened is overwhelming. What a McKee family has begun will assistance children and families for a prolonged time. On interest of a RMH Foundation Board, we appreciate a McKee family for their extraordinary present they have given to a families of a village and adjacent communities. Please support this means by attending a Ride and/or a BBQ on Sept. 9. Donations to a Jake McKee Heart of Gold Fund are supposed any time of a year. Donations can be done online during www.rushmemorialhospitalfoundation.com or mailed to a RMH Foundation during 1300 North Main Street, PO Box 215, Rushville, Indiana 46173. Make checks payable to a RMH Foundation and memo: Heart of Gold Fund on your check. You are also welcomed to stop by a bureau on Main Street and present in person. All donations are taxation deductible. Your present is truly assisting to save lives.”
If we would like to report a screening for your child call a Rush Memorial Hospital Imaging Department Scheduling series during 765-932-7556. They can answer questions and report your child’s echocardiogram screening. It is endorsed that children should be age 12 or comparison to be screened. Younger children can be screened with a family pediatrician’s screening order.