KATELYNN STINNETT MEMORIAL RIDE
Last year, Lanham-Lee, along with these coordinators, organized a memorial ride in Katelynn’s name. On June 19, the second annual Katelynn Stinnett National Memorial Ride will take place.
It is truly a national ride. Last year, riders in 43 states participated all in hopes of raising awareness of child abuse and funds for prevention efforts. Last year’s ride raised more than $150,000 for charities involved in child abuse prevention, $4,000 of it in Lexington, where Katelynn lived.
As you can see, the Katelynn Stinnett National Memorial Ride has already made a difference. It is a noble and certainly much needed effort to raise awareness of a senseless tragedy, a tragedy too often overshadowed by many other conflicts and disasters.
By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
Educate Yourself -- Learn the Facts
It May Just Save a Child's Life!!