Posted by Dustin L. Gilmer
Although not new to the Ride Across Indiana (RAIN) event, Michael Emmanuel II will be participating in this years event as a member of the Eskenazi Health Palliative Care team. This will be his third time riding RAIN.
Emmanuel’s love for cycling began as a young child and he recalls the event that started it all. “My first time riding some 30 years ago. I remember being on my sister’s Strawberry Shortcake bike with the banana seat as my uncle pushed me down the street and let go. The rest is the love of cycling,” said Emmanuel.
Now when Emmanuel rides, he says his favorite place to ride is the Broadripple Friday “Social Ride”.
Emmanuel was inspired to participate in the Ride to Remember 6 when Dr. Gregory Gramelspacher told him about the event and its purpose, which is to honor the Eskenazi Palliative Care program patients who have passed away in the last year.
The event was established in 2009 when Dr. Gramelspacher rode his bike over 3,000 miles across the country to honor and remember patients of the Eskenazi Health Palliative Care program since the programs beginning.
The Ride to Remember 6 will take place in conjunction with RAIN July 11, in Terre Haute, Ind.