Reaching out to invite you to experience 50 motorcycles taking the road
Reaching out to invite you to experience 50 motorcycles taking the road on October 9th riding from Mercer PA to Meadville PA, and ending at The Compound Voodoo Brewery in Meadville.The ride is honoring the lives of two children that died in choking tragedies. Aizeya Mattocks was a beautiful 8-year-old who choked to death in school in 2012. She would have graduated high school in June 2021. Kolson Confer was a healthy 22-month-old boy who choked to death eating breakfast with his Dad.
LifeVac ,a company on a mission to save lives and is sponsoring the community event called the Ride for Life. LifeVac will be donating devices to preschools, police, and fire departments along our route and bringing the community together to gain awareness for lives that were lost to choking.
We’d love to schedule interviews with the team and families of this incredible initiative. Please join us for a day honoring two lives that will never be forgotten.
RIDE FOR LIFE: Motorcycle Ride from Mercer to Meadville to Honor Choking Victims, Raise Choking Awareness and Donate LifeVac Lifesaving Choking Devices Along the Way
What: The motorcycle ride is to raise awareness of choking hazards and choking rescue, as well as a Celebration of Life, as the community joins with the Mattocks family and the Confer/Novosel families in honor of their young children that passed away from choking. LifeVac is sponsoring the event and will donate their life saving choking device to preschools, police, and fire departments along the route. The ride will conclude with a community event in Meadville that will include CPR classes for parents. Entertainment includes a DJ, a magic show, balloon animals, a petting zoo, raffles prizes at this family event.
Who: Event sponsor LifeVac is a patented, FDA-registered lifesaving device designed to offer the simplest, safest method of aspirating a choking child or adult. Founder and CEO Arthur Lih created the apparatus in 2011 to increase the chances of survival rates in a choking emergency and has successfully saved 177 lives and counting.
Why: Together with their families and the community, LifeVac is honoring the lives of Aizeya Mattocks and Kolson Confer. Aizeya was a beautiful 8-year-old who choked to death in school in 2012. She would have graduated high school in June 2021. Kolson was a healthy 22-month-old boy who choked to death eating breakfast with his Dad. (20 ) Kolson’s Krew | Facebook
When and Where: October 9th, 2021
● 10 am: Riders will meet at the Legion Riders 100 E. Butler Street, Mercer.
● Riders will make stops at Fire and Police Departments, Volunteer Ambulance, and preschools to deliver the donated LifeVac choking rescue devices.
● 2 – 5 pm: Ride will end with a community event at The Compound Voodoo Brewery, 834 Bessemer Street, Meadville.
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LifeVac is a patented lifesaving device designed to offer the simplest, safest method of aspirating a choking child or adult. When Founder and CEO Arthur Lih heard the tragic story of a mother losing her child due to choking, he created an apparatus that increases the chance of survival from 50-70% (with the Heimlich maneuver) to 99%. Today, LifeVac is recognized by charitable partners and has successfully saved hundreds of lives (and counting). In addition to the LifeVac Home Kit ($69.95) and Travel Kit ($69.95), the company spreads awareness about the hazards of – and proper responses to – choking. This danger is far more common than most people think, taking at least one child’s life every five days. Each kit covers adults and children (from 22 pounds), never expires, and includes a free replacement when used in a choking emergency. Buy now, watch product demonstration videos, and attend a FREE online how-to training at LifeVac.net.
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