To the fifth annual Jason’s Run to raise funds to help increase awareness of and safety for motorcycle riders.
Karen Vagliardo founded Jason’s Run, an annual motorcycle ride, in memory of her son, who died in a crash in 2008 at the age of 22. She has distributed scores of “Check Twice — Save a Life. Motorcycles are Everywhere!!!” banners, signs and posters to urge motorists to watch for motorcyclists.
About 50 people participated in the run on June 8, which started and ended in Oneonta.
As more people own motorcycles, the number of accidents involving motorcyclists is also on the rise.
Vagliardo has turned a tragedy into a wonderful cause that has gained many supporters. We appreciate all she has done and thank everyone who has supported her to help save motorcyclists’ lives.