Matt Sweeney Memorial Ride Makes Donation to VMH EMS ...

Members of the Matt Sweeney Memorial Ride committee recently made a very generous donation to the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. These funds were raised at the Matt Sweeney Memorial Ride which took place August 6 of last year. Pictured above, left to right, are Steve Sweeney, Matt’s brother; Jacob Dougherty, Paramedic, EMS Manager accepting the check from Brad O’Hare, Event Coordinator and Matt’s close friend; and Joe Sweeney, Matt’s father. Dougherty shared his appreciation of these funds by stating, “These funds received by our group of dedicated EMS providers here at Veterans Memorial Hospital will be carefully utilized in a meaningful way in a goal of enhancing the services we provide our community.”

Donations from the Matt Sweeney Memorial Ride were also given to the Ronald McDonald House charities and local individual community members, with plans to continue the event given the large showing of support that the family has received. The next ride is planned for Sunday, August 4 this year.

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