Johnson County Community Hospital | News Article

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Surviving the Snake Bicycle Ride a good day for riders and for Johnson County Community Hospital

 MOUNTAIN CITY, Tenn. – The sixth annual Surviving the Snake 100K/50K Bicycle Ride last month gave riders a gorgeous day on the road and raised funds that will help patients and their families at Johnson County Community Hospital.

The ride had an event-record 66 participants, raising nearly $7,000 for the Johnson County Community Hospital Foundation to go toward the purchase of cardiac rehab equipment for the hospital.

 Click here to see photos from the ride.

“The riders enjoyed great weather on a scenic course that showed off the beauty of Johnson County,” said Karen Clark from the Mountain States Foundation. “Most importantly, the money we raised will truly make a difference in the lives of the cardiac rehab patients at Johnson County Community Hospital.”

Since its inception, Surviving the Snake has raised nearly $70,000 for various hospital needs including remodeling and expansion of the physical therapy department; purchase of cardiac stress units to diagnose heart disease; and upgrading the mammography exam and waiting rooms.

“We’re so grateful to everyone who supported this event,” Clark said, “from Kristy Herman, who’s been our event chair for the past six years, to our generous sponsors, our loyal volunteers and our wonderful riders.”

Event sponsors were: Triple C Transportation Services, The Tomahawk, Danny Herman, Danny Herman Trucking, ECI Inc. Emergency Consultants, CLC Transportation, Barbara Seals, Farmer’s State Bank, Boone Drug, Johnson County Bank, Mullins Real Estate and Auction, House of Flowers, Farmers BBQ & Grill, Food Country, Food Lion, Hardees, Mountain Electric/TVA, Heritage Hall, Dash Transportation, Temple and Sheriff Mike Reece, Iron Mountain Inn and Pepsi Beverages Company.

For more information, visit or call Mountain States Foundation at 423-302-3131.