Courage Ride, honoring the life of Seth Bailey, is an annual bike ride through rural Iowa. Courage Ride is dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by sarcoma.
Meet Parker Kress
2019 Courage Ride Patient Honoree
Parker is a 17-year-old from Bettendorf who was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma at the age of 13 and ultimately had a right through-knee amputation in 2015.
To say that this young man is inspirational is truly an understatement. He has not let his illness slow him down and has used his large social media following to do great things. He was named Kid Captain in 2016. Most recently, for his 17th birthday, he organized a toy drive for the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital.
Over 500 toys were donated!
If you’d like to see more of Parker, check out Power for Parker on Facebook or at powerforparker.com.
Courage Ride Check Presentation
Thank you to everyone who supported Courage Ride in 2018. We enthusiastically gave a check for $70,000 to the Sarcoma Research Program at the UIHC Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center. These dollars help seed grants for additional sarcoma research studies. We could not have done this without the support of our riders, volunteers, givers and sponsors.
Let’s do it again Saturday, August 17, 2019!