Bill Johnson will complete his sixth annual bike ride for the Sonny Angel and Cody Jo’s Gift of Hope Endowment on Saturday, August 20, 2011. The 67-mile ride begins in Washtucna, Washington at approximately 1:00 p.m. and ends at WSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital with a reception at approximately 5:30 p.m.; everyone is invited.

Funds from Sonny Angel and Cody Jo’s Gift of Hope Endowment, named for Johnson’s Golden retrievers “Sonny” who died from canine lymphoma in 2006 and “Cody Jo” who died from hemangiosarcoma in 2008, are used to care for sick animals needing life-saving procedures who have no owners or whose owners do not have the means to pay for veterinary care. To date, the fund has raised more than $55,000 in donations. The bicycle ride retraces a portion of the route he, Sonny, and Cody Jo made so often during their cancer treatments at WSU. This year, Johnson will again be riding to honor the memories of both Sonny and Cody Jo.

If you are interested in riding along with Bill, please contact me ( or Dr. Rance Sellon (  

Hope to see you on the 20th!