Motorcycle ride to benefit Children's Miracle Network

KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A group of 100 motorcyclists took to the roads yesterday in order to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network.

Registration for the ride began at 11 a.m. at the Wal-Mart on Fort Henry Dr. in Kingsport, Tennessee.

Tickets were fifteen dollars, and all proceeds for the ride went directly to support local children.

Julie Christian, assistant manager of Wal-Mart and founder of the ride, began the charity ride nine years ago, and since then has helped raise over $75,000 dollars.

"I talked to my manager  one day and asked if it would be okay if we did a motorcycle ride to raise the money for the Children's Miracle Network," said Christian. "He told me to go for it."

Christian says that although the ride is fun for the motorcyclists, the ultimate goal is to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.

"The money we raise is to help pay for all of those expenses," said Christian. "Hopefully we're helping them."

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