Northwest NEWS

July 27, 1998

Local News

Local business owner has a 'Reason to Ride'

   Woodinville Signs owner, Tracy Daugherty, is training for the 2nd annual Ride for a Reason, benefiting four AIDS service organizations, including Northwest AIDS Foundation, Bailey-Boushay House, Chicken Soup Brigade and the Cascade AIDS Project.
   The Ride will be held over four days, Aug. 13 - 16, beginning in Olympia and continuing down the Oregon coast. Each of the 700 cyclists is expected to raise the $1,500 required to participate in the Ride.
   Tracy and her sister, Tammie Van Diest, are riding in memory of their brother who died in 1995.
   "It's a lot of money and a big personal challenge, but it's time to make a strong show of support for individuals who face the daily challenges of life with HIV/AIDS," said Daugherty, who describes herself as more of a "middle-aged baseball mom," than an endurance athlete.
   "The fact is, more people with HIV/AIDS are living longer than ever before; as a result, the need for services has escalated."
   During the month of July Woodinville Signs is donating a percentage of all sales to this cause.
   Personal or corporate sponsorships are also being accepted.
   For information on Ride for a Reason, call (206) 322-BIKE, or stop by Woodinville Signs, located on 175th St. next to Taco Bell.