Miracle Riders raise more than $200K for CSU School of Nursing’s pediatric nursing program

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) – Scott Ressmeyer and the Miracle Riders returned from their 21-day cross-country charity ride on Sept. 24.

The crew was greeted by a large crowd in Uptown Columbus Friday night. The Riders set out on September 3 from the main campus of Columbus State University.

The Riders raised more than $200,000 before and during the ride, and additional donations are pouring in daily.

The funds will benefit the Columbus State University School of Nursing’s pediatric nursing program. The riders have pledged to raise $1 million for the program over time.

Funds raised this year will support improvements to the pediatric simulation lab at CSU. This includes the purchase of three new interactive child simulators and all components to enable lifelike movements, facial expressions and reactions. It also includes renovations to the simulation lab to accommodate the new equipment. All nursing students will gain practical laboratory experience in diagnostics and treatment using the real-life simulators, which resemble real pediatric patients.

The riders have covered approximately 9,000 miles, excluding air travel.

Click here to donate to support the riders’ commitment to the CSU Pediatric Nursing Program.

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