A bike tour rode into Brenham Wednesday, promoting and educating about the need for organ donations.
Twelve volunteer cyclists in the Lone Star Circle of Life Bike Tour met at Fireman’s Park to share the story of why they are riding and encourage others to help save a life by donating. The tour is traveling around the state, honoring organ donors and their families along with organ recipients.
Sarah Pipkin-Love is a heart transplant recipient from Corpus Christi who is riding to show how much of a difference a donation can make in a recipient’s life. She rode on Wednesday in honor of Molly Hammac, daughter of Brenham resident Tracy Hammac. Molly passed away in a car accident in 2018 and changed the lives of 31 recipients as a tissue donor.
Pipkin-Love said Molly’s passion for wanting to give to others has had a positive impact on countless lives.
Retired Brenham firefighter Rob Aguilar was honored by rider Guy Hoffman II, who is a member of the Department of Public Safety. Aguilar is a blood donor and coordinated dozens of blood drives during his time with the Brenham Fire Department.
Aguilar said the need for donations is constant, but there is no shortage of ways for people to contribute.
The tour will travel to Austin today (Thursday) and end tomorrow (Friday) in Temple.
Anyone who wishes to become a donor can join the Donate Life Texas Registry.