Family walk, ride a success

This past Saturday, October 15, some 100 people came together to honor J.T. Pringle Senior and to spread the word about personal health. The Pringle Family lost their loving leader one year ago on October 16. In his honor, the family of seven children and their loving mother coordinated a health event that brought together people to walk or ride in the name of personal health and raise money for the American Heart Association. Bikers rode 35 miles in just over two hours starting from the Lady’s Island St. Helena Fire District headquarters and taking a grand tour of St. Helena before returning. Simultaneously, walkers of all ages joined together, and starting at the same place, walked 3.5 miles including a turnaround point on Sams Point Road where Mr. Pringle established his family’s home.
With music playing and local health advocates in attendance, participants and those gathered danced and cheered the morning away as the walk and ride forged through their respective preset routes.
“Mr. Pringle was the model of a mentor, he was an unbelievably kind and warm-hearted person with a magical sense of humor,” offered Lee Levesque, a friend of the family. This was the first of what the family hopes to become an annual outing in the name of J.T. Sr. and one that will continue to grow as did his love. The family wishes to offer many thanks to those who supported this great endeavor and all the bicyclists and walkers who came out and participated in this amazing event. Folks are encouraged to look for next year’s event on the website www.kickinasphalt.info.
For more information, contact the Pringle Family at (843) 263-0654.

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