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It's been a long ride, but for a good cause. North Carolina Representative Dale Folwell rode 32,978 miles through 48 states on his motorcycle to raise $1.5 million for research on organ donation and regeneration.

It's been a long ride, but for a good cause. North Carolina Representative Dale Folwell rode 32,978 miles through 48 states on his motorcycle to raise $1.5 million for research on organ donation and regeneration. Folwell's 7-year-old son was struck and killed by a car while trying to board a school bus in 1999. He and his wife donated their son's organs and Folwell decided to try to raise awareness about organ donation and regeneration. The funds he raises will go to the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Jay Leno and Warren Buffet, among others, signed his motorcycle.
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Title Annotation:People & Politics
Publication:State Legislatures
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1U5NC
Date:Jan 1, 2007
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