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About The Ride

Three decades ago, on August 18, 1993, a local girl vanished while riding her bicycle along a secluded rural road in Sauquoit, NY. Her abductor, a self-confessed killer, was apprehended after attempting to abduct another young girl in Massachusetts. Tragically, the whereabouts of her remains remain unknown. It is imperative that we unite in our efforts to prevent such heart-wrenching incidents. By fostering awareness and imparting knowledge about the perils our children face, we can fortify our community against these threats, both in the physical world and online.

Alarming statistics from the FBI reveal that in 2022, there were 359,094 entries in the National Crime Information Center for missing children, an unsettling increase from the 337,195 entries recorded in 2021. Presently, New York State ranks among the top three, grappling with 235 active missing children's cases as of 2023.

Our Mohawk Valley Ride for Missing Children has been a steadfast supporter of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's (NCMEC) initiatives since its inception. In 2022, NCMEC played a pivotal role in recovering 88% of reported missing children nationwide. Your support is crucial in sustaining our mission to make a meaningful impact and safeguard the well-being of our children. Together, we can continue to be a beacon of hope and resilience in the face of adversity.

The mission of the Ride for Missing Children Mohawk Valley is to actively engage and enlighten our community about the critical issues of missing children and child exploitation. Through our Ride and various events, we diligently raise funds to provide financial backing for missing children's posters and search campaigns. Additionally, we strive to create a supportive network by bringing together families of missing individuals, fostering emotional support, genuine friendships, and instilling a sense of hope within these communities.

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