Doctor Riding His Bicycle Across The State Makes A Stop At Bloomsburg Town Park Tonight

A doctor from Lehigh County, who is riding his bicycle around the state of Pennsylvania to raise awareness about hospice and palliative care will be making a stop at Bloomsburg Town Park this evening from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 67-year-old Dr. Ric Baxter left the St. Luke’s Hospice House in Saucon Valley where works on Monday for his trip that will take the entire month of September and will cover 800 miles. Kristi Hartman from Geisinger Hospice, which is hosting Baxter’s stop in Bloomsburg, says there will be a raffle, giveaways, refreshments, and Baxter will say a few words to the public at Town Park. Dr. Baxter will ride some 50 miles each day taking an urgent message to the people he meets along the way: Don’t Wait. Don’t wait to enjoy those things you’ve been putting off. To people who are facing complex illnesses or their final days, Dr. Baxter advises them to request Palliative or Hospice Care, which has been shown to both prolong life and make the final days more valuable.