The Larosa Loop Ride and Walk 2008
Who: The “Larosa Loop Bicycle Ride and Walk” hosted by Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation.
What: The Larosa Loop Bicycle Ride and Walk to honor the memory of Physiatrist Dr. Ethel Larosa-Klemens who lost her battle with cancer at the young age of 37. The event raises funds for a scholarship for a female medical student at the University of Louisville School of Medicine; and an annual pediatric Rehabilitation lectureship for residents and practicing physicians. Both the scholarship and lectureship are given in Dr. Larosa’s name.
Participant riders can choose between the 10-mile ride and the 25-mile ride or a one, three and five mile walk or run. This is an event for both children and adults. The cost of the event is a $25 donation per family. Registration includes a t-shirt, lunch and family activities. Family activities will begin after the bicycle ride/walk (approximately 11 a.m.). Activities include a live band; moon walks, food including cotton candy, snow cones and more; and additional games for the entire family to enjoy.
The bicycle ride crosses the Second Street Bridge, proceeds east along the waterfront in Jeffersonville, continues up river to Utica and returns to Waterfront Park. The ride is scenic and flat for beginning or advanced riders.
The walk will remain within the downtown Louisville’s Waterfront Park area.
When: Saturday, May 31, 2008
Registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. for the 25-mile tour and 8:00 a.m. for the 10-mile tour and the walks.
Where: Downtown Louisville’s Waterfront Park, near the Louisville Rowing Club
(Yellow parking lot east of Tumbleweed Restaurant on River Road)
Why: To honor Dr. Ethel Larosa and continue to support her passion to care for children at Frazier Rehab Institute and Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital. Dr. Larosa was a pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation physician who passed away on October 26, 2006 after a 15-month battle with cancer. She was a member of the American Medical Society, Kentucky Medical Society, Greater Louisville Medical Society, Executive Committee of Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital, Adopt-a-Student Pilot Program, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical Advisory Committee at the Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs and Filipino-American Society.
To sign up and join the fun or to make a donation in honor of Dr. Larosa, log on to http://giving.jhsmh.org and click on the Larosa Loop.